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Representing both traditional and emerging perspectives, this multi-disiplinary and truly international volume will serve as a seminal resource for students and scholars.

Internalized Devaluation and Situational Threat
Internalized devaluation and situational threat

In this chapter, we consider research and theory on the idea that prejudice and discrimination lower the self-esteem of people with stigmatized identities. We describe how studies of the effects of stigma on self-esteem progressively evolved to (a) examine moderators of the effects of social stigma on self-esteem; (b) examine how situational variables shape the meaning of prejudice, stereotypes, and stigma; (c) frame social stigma as a situational predicament with which targets of stigma actively cope; and (d) view the stigmatized as caught between protecting self-esteem at the cost of learning, relationships, and/or motivation versus sustaining learning, motivation, and relationships at the cost of self-esteem. We argue that situational cues, personal beliefs, and collective representations trigger ...

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