Stigma: A Social Psychological Analysis

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Summary of Findings and Theoretical Discussion

SUMMARY OF FINDINGS

The ambivalence-response amplification theory presented in Chapter 3 generates many predictions about people's reactions to members of certain groups -- e.g., blacks and the handicapped -- that are assumed to be regarded ambivalently in this society. The predictions pertain to situations involving a majority group actor and a stigmatized stimulus person. An initial input of information from the actor or the other person that is positive or negative in meaning (i.e., consistent with either a positive or a negative attitude toward the stigmatized individual) is supposed to give rise to extreme behavior on the part of the actor, either favorable or unfavorable to the other person depending on the structure of the situation. Evidence relating to the theory was presented in Chapters 4 through 10. In order to summarize this material, I now list some predictions from the theory and cite the findings for each. Then the main assumptions are presented along with the relevant data.


Findings Relevant to Predictions

la. It was predicted that unintentional harm-doers will be more likely to denigrate a black victim than a white victim. In a study by Katz, Glass, and Cohen ( 1973), subjects were induced to deliver either mild or painful electric shocks to a black or white confederate. In accordance with the prediction, preshock and postshock impression ratings of the confederate revealed more unfavorable changes when painful shocks were given to a black person than in any other condition.

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