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Ethnic-Racial Stigma and Physical Health Disparities in the United States of America: From Psychological Theory and Evidence to Public Policy Solutions

Ethnic-Racial Stigma and Physical Health Disparities in the United States of America: From Psychological Theory and Evidence to Public Policy Solutions

Luis M. Rivera (Editor), Danielle L. Beatty (Editor), Ann Bettencourt (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-98772-8

Jun 2014, Wiley-Blackwell

194 pages

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Ethnic-racial diversity in the United States is a source of national pride, but it is overshadowed by the reality that stigmatized groups are disproportionately burdened by negative physical health. The social contexts and their activated psychological processes that contribute to ethnic-racial health disparities are not well understood.  Moreover, scientists should delineate the implications of their research for public policies that address health disparities.  This Journal of Social Issues volume brings together social, developmental, cognitive, and clinical psychological research on health disparities.  Furthermore, it discusses how the present research informs public health policy.

SECTION I: INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW 

Ethnic-Racial Stigma and Health Disparities: From Psychological Theory and Evidence to Public Policy Solutions 
Luis M. Rivera 197
 
 
SECTION II: INTRAPERSONAL FACTORS AS A SOURCE OF PHYSICAL HEALTH DISPARITIES 

Identity-Based Motivation: Implications for Health and Health Disparities
Daphna Oyserman, George C. Smith, and Kristen Elmore 205

Stereotypes Can “Get Under the Skin”: Testing a Self-Stereotyping and Psychological Resource Model of Overweight and Obesity  
Luis M. Rivera and Stefanie M. Paredez 225

The Relationships among Vigilant Coping Style, Race, and Depression 
Thomas A. LaVeist, Roland J. Thorpe Jr., Geraldine Pierre, GiShawn A. Mance, and David R. Williams 240 

SECTION III: INTERPERSONAL AND INTERGROUP FACTORS AS A SOURCE OF PHYSICAL HEALTH DISPARITIES 

Stress and Coping in Interracial Contexts: The Influence of Race-Based Rejection Sensitivity and Cross-Group Friendship in Daily Experiences of Health  
Elizabeth Page-Gould, Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, and Wendy Berry Mendes 255 

Perceived Racial Discrimination, Drug Use, and Psychological Distress in African American Youth: A Pathway to Child Health Disparities  
Kathy Sanders-Phillips, Wendy Kliewer, Taqi Tirmazi, Von Nebbitt, Takisha Carter, and Heather Key 278 

Everyday Discrimination Prospectively Predicts Inflammation across 7-Years in Racially Diverse Midlife Women: Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation  
Danielle L. Beatty, Charlotte Brown, Karen A. Matthews and Joyce T. Bromberger 297 
 
SECTION IV: STRUCTURAL FACTORS AS A SOURCE OF PHYSICALHEALTH DISPARITIES

Stress-Related Externalizing Behavior among African American Youth: How Could Policy and Practice Transform Risk into Resilience?
Sonya S. Brady, Willie Winton III, and Sonia E. Gockley 315

An Empirical Test of Racial/Ethnic Differences in Perceived Racism and Affiliation with the Gay Community: Implications for HIV Risk
Rahwa Haile, Tawandra L. Rowell-Cunsolo, Edith A. Parker, Mark B. Padilla, and Nathan B. Hansen 342

Examining Neighborhood Environment and Central Obesity in the YES Health Study
Ronica N. Rooks, Yanmei Xu, and David Williams 359

SECTION V: CONCLUSION

Conceptual and Methodological Challenges for Health Disparities Research and Their Policy Implications
Brian D. Smedley and Hector F. Meyers 381