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The Reality of Contemporary Discrimination in the United States: The Consequences of Hidden Bias in Real World Contexts

ISBN: 978-1-118-49224-6
416 pages
July 2012, Wiley-Blackwell
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Using a variety of rigorous approaches from psychology, sociology, economics, and legal studies, this interdisciplinary issue examines the consequences of subtle forms of racial and gender bias, and how these may be detected in the real world.

  • Examines the real world impact of subtle bias and discrimination
  • Methodologically and conceptually rigorous
  • Interdisciplinary in focus, integrating research from psychology, sociology, economics, and law
  • Informs civil rights law and public policy
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SECTION I: INTRODUCTION

The Challenge of Detecting Contemporary Forms of Discrimination (Jason A. Nier and Samuel L. Gaertner)

SECTION II: DETECTING CONTEMPORARY DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT CONTEXTS

Identifying Discrimination at Work: The Use of Field Experiments (Devah Pager and Bruce Western)

Developing the Research Basis for Controlling Bias in Hiring (Marc Bendick, Jr. and Ana P. Nunes)

Dearth by a Thousand Cuts?: Accounting for Gender Differences in Top-Ranked Publication Rates in Social Psychology (Mina Cikara, Laurie Rudman, and Susan Fiske)

SECTION III: DETECTING CONTEMPORARY DISCRIMINATION IN LEGAL CONTEXTS

The World is Not Black and White: Racial Bias in the Decision to Shoot in a Multiethnic Context (Melody S. Sadler, Joshua Correll, Bernadette Park, and Charles M. Judd)

The Missing Quadrants of Antidiscrimination: Going Beyond the “Prejudice Polygraph” (Jerry Kang)

SECTION IV: CONTEMPORARY DISCRIMINATION AND WELLNESS

Life-Threatening Disparities: Treatment of Black and White Cancer Patients (Louis A. Penner, Susan Eggly, Jennifer J. Griggs, Willie Underwood, III, Heather Orom, and Terrance L. Albrecht)

Racism and Social Capital: The Implications for Social and Physical Well-Being (Elizabeth Brondolo, Madeline Libretti, Luis Rivera, and Katrina M. Walsemann)

SECTION V: CONCLUSIONS

Intergroup Disparities and Implicit Bias: A Commentary (Emily L. Fisher and Eugene Borgida)

Contemporary Discrimination in the Lab and Field: Benefits and Obstacles of Full-Cycle Social Psychology (Nilanjana Dasgupta and Jane G. Stout)

SECTION VI: 2011 KURT LEWIN AWARD

Introduction to Michelle Fine’s SPSSI Kurt Lewin Award Address (Susan Opotow)

Resuscitating Critical Psychology for “Revolting” Times (Michelle Fine)

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