Prejudice: The Target's Perspective turns the tables on the way prejudice has been looked at in the past. Almost all of the current information on prejudice focuses on the person holding prejudiced beliefs. This book, however, divided into three sections, provides the first summary of research focusing on the intended victims of prejudice. The first part discusses how people identify prejudice, what types of prejudice they encounter, and how people react to this prejudice in interpersonal and intergroup settings. The second section discusses the effect of prejudice on task performance, assessment of one's own abilities, self-esteem, and stress. The final section examines how people cope with prejudice, including a discussion of coping mechanisms, reporting sexual harassment, and how identity is related to effective coping.
• The coverage includes the consequences of prejudice and how to cope with prejudice
• The editors are top researchers in the field of prejudice
• All the contributors are major figures in the social psychological analysis of intergroup relationships.