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Author Dijker, Antonius Johannes Maria.

Title Stigmatization, tolerance and repair : an integrative psychological analysis of responses to deviance / Anton J.M. Dijker, Willem Koomen
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 408 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in emotion and social interaction. Second series
Studies in emotion and social interaction. Second series.
Contents Introduction -- Evolutionary origins of social responses to deviance -- Mental representations of deviance and their emotional and judgmental implications -- Meeting individuals with deviant conditions : understanding the role of automatic and controlled psychological processes -- Individual differences in responding to deviance -- Variations in social control across societies, cultures, and historical periods -- A focus on persons with a deviant condition I : their social world, coping, and behavior -- A focus on persons with a deviant condition II : socio-economic status, self-esteem and well-being -- Theorizing about interventions to prevent or reduce stigmatization
Summary "Society is faced with a variety of undesirable behaviors and conditions such as crime, mental and physical illnesses and disabilities, that usually provoke different responses in people such as emotions of anger, fear or pity. In our evolutionary past, these emotions adaptively motivated the repair of interpersonal relationships, whereas more recently they may also result in other types of social control such as stigmatization or tolerance. Dijker and Koomen show, on the basis of elementary psychological processes, how people's responses are not only dependent on type of deviance but also on personality, situation, historical period and culture. They also examine the implications of these responses for the well-being and coping of people with deviant conditions or stigmas. This book provides conceptual tools for developing interventions to reduce stigmatization and offers a deeper understanding of the psychological basis of social control as well as opportunities to influence its potentially harmful consequences."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Deviant behavior -- Psychological aspects.
Deviant behavior -- Social aspects.
Social control.
Stigma (Social psychology)
Toleration -- Psychological aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Koomen, Wim.
ISBN 051135424X
051135584X (electronic bk.)
0511489811 (electronic bk.)
9780511355844 (electronic bk.)
9780511489815 (electronic bk.)