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http://hdl.handle.net/10071/11715
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Title: Detecting and experiencing prejudice: new answers to old questions
Authors: Barreto, M.
Ellemers, N.
Keywords: Prejudice
Implicit bias
Discrimination
Stigma
Well-being
Identity concealment
Confronting prejudice
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: This contribution reviews the state of the art of research on the effects of prejudice on its targets. We structure this review around ongoing debates and core questions that have been guiding this field of research and how these are addressed by recent evidence. We address five central themes that have characterized research on the way prejudice emerges in modern societies, and the impact this has on its targets. First, we examine whether members of devalued groups tend to over-or underestimate the extent to which they are targeted by discrimination. Second, we assess the self-protective and harmful effects of perceived discrimination on well-being. Third, we consider whether concealable stigmas are less problematic than visible stigmas. Fourth, we examine whether individual success is helpful or harmful for the disadvantaged group. Finally, as a fifth theme, we review evidence of the social costs of confronting prejudice and highlight the more neglected social benefits of confrontation. The research evidence we present in this way aims to resolve a number of common misunderstandings regarding the presence and implications of prejudice in modern societies.
Peer reviewed: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10071/11715
DOI: 10.1016/bs.aesp.2015.02.001
ISBN: 9780128022474
ISSN: 0065-2601
Ciência-IUL: https://ciencia.iscte-iul.pt/id/ci-pub-28664
Accession number: WOS:000363328500003
Appears in Collections:CIS-RI - Artigos em revistas científicas internacionais com arbitragem científica

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