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Insights from studying prejudice in the context of American atheists

  • Eric P. Charles (a1), Nicholas J. Rowland (a2), Brooke Long (a3) and Fritz Yarrison (a3)

Our research on non-religion supports the proposed shift toward more interactive models of prejudice. Being nonreligious is easily hideable and, increasingly, of low salience, leading to experiences not easily understood via traditional or contemporary frameworks for studying prejudice and prejudice reduction. This context affords new opportunity to observe reverse forms of interactive prejudice, which can interfere with prejudice reduction.

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Edgell, P., Gertis, J. & Hartmann, D. (2006) Atheists as “Other”: Moral boundaries and cultural membership. American Sociological Review 71:211–34.
Kosmin, B. A. & Keysar, A. (2009) American religious identification survey, 2008: Summary report. Trinity College.
Rowland, N. J., Long, B. & Yarrison, F. (in press) “Imagined recursivity” and stigma management among American Atheists. In: Recursion in human systems, ed. Orozco, M. & Beckstead, Z.. Transaction Press.
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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
  • EISSN: 1469-1825
  • URL: /core/journals/behavioral-and-brain-sciences
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