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Discrimination at Work: The Psychological and Organizational Bases [NOOK Book]

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This volume brings together top scholars in industrial and organizational psychology with social psychologists to explore the research and theory relating to various areas of workplace discrimination.


Many of the contributors to this book participated in a conference on workplace discrimination held at Rice University in May 2000. The idea came from the realization that there had been no attempt to bring together the various literatures on the...

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Discrimination at Work: The Psychological and Organizational Bases

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Overview

This volume brings together top scholars in industrial and organizational psychology with social psychologists to explore the research and theory relating to various areas of workplace discrimination.


Many of the contributors to this book participated in a conference on workplace discrimination held at Rice University in May 2000. The idea came from the realization that there had been no attempt to bring together the various literatures on the topic. Discrimination and issues of employment diversity are significant topics today in IO psychology, business, and human resource management.


This edited volume examines the following components of this important discussion:



  • how to explain discrimination in organizations;

  • understanding discrimination against specific groups; and

  • implications for practical efforts to reduce discrimination.

This book brings together, in one volume, a review of the research on discrimination based on race, age, sexual orientation, gender, physical appearance, disability, and personality. In addition, it explores the multilevel antecedents and potential bases for a general model of discrimination in the workplace. While social psychological research and theory have provided invaluable insights, an understanding of discrimination in the workplace and solutions will require incorporating factors at the organizational level in addition to factors at the individual and group levels. Although a definitive model is not reached, the aim of this text is to facilitate future research and theory.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135606848
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/17/2013
  • Series: SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 536
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

1 An introduction 1
2 Discrimination at the level of the individual : cognitive and affective factors 11
3 Relational demography within groups : through the lens of discrimination 37
4 Group-level explanations of workplace discrimination 63
5 Discrimination in organizations : an organizational-level systems perspective 89
6 Organizations as reflections of their environments : the case of race composition 119
7 Gender discrimination in organizations 149
8 Understanding heterosexism at work : the straight problem 177
9 Age discrimination in the workplace 203
10 Workplace discrimination toward persons with disabilities : a call for some new research directions 227
11 Personality-based stigmas and unfair discrimination in work organizations 255
12 Looking the part : bias against the physically unattractive as a discrimination issue 281
13 Achieving diversity and reducing discrimination in the workplace through human resource management practices : implications of research and theory for staffing, training, and rewarding performance 305
14 Using law and psychology to inform our knowledge of discrimination 329
15 Combating organizational discrimination : some unintended consequences 353
16 International employment discrimination : a review of legal issues, human impacts, and organizational implications 379
17 Doing research on pay equity in support of the political process : the Wyoming experience 409
18 The dilemmas of workplace discrimination 425
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