BRENDA N MAJOR

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint It's not my fault: when and why attributions to prejudice protect self-esteem
    Brenda Major
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara 93106, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 29:772-81. 2003
  2. doi request reprint Intergroup relations and health disparities: a social psychological perspective
    Brenda Major
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
    Health Psychol 32:514-24. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Abortion and mental health: Evaluating the evidence
    Brenda Major
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 93106 0001 USA
    Am Psychol 64:863-90. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Perceived discrimination as worldview threat or worldview confirmation: implications for self-esteem
    Brenda Major
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 9660, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 92:1068-86. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Mixed messages: implications of social conflict and social support within close relationships for adjustment to a stressful life event
    B Major
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara 93106, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 72:1349-63. 1997
  6. ncbi request reprint The social psychology of stigma
    Brenda Major
    Department of Psychology, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, USA
    Annu Rev Psychol 56:393-421. 2005
  7. pmc Psychological implications of abortion--highly charged and rife with misleading research
    Brenda Major
    Department of Psychology, University of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif 93106, USA
    CMAJ 168:1257-8. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Psychological responses of women after first-trimester abortion
    B Major
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 57:777-84. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint System-justifying beliefs and psychological well-being: the roles of group status and identity
    Laurie T O'Brien
    Department of Psychology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 31:1718-29. 2005
  10. pmc From "in the air" to "under the skin": cortisol responses to social identity threat
    Sarah S M Townsend
    University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 37:151-64. 2011

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. ncbi request reprint It's not my fault: when and why attributions to prejudice protect self-esteem
    Brenda Major
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara 93106, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 29:772-81. 2003
    ..Discounting did not buffer participants from feeling hostility or anxiety. These findings advance our understanding of when and why attributions to prejudice protect emotional well-being...
  2. doi request reprint Intergroup relations and health disparities: a social psychological perspective
    Brenda Major
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
    Health Psychol 32:514-24. 2013
    ..This article considers how the social psychology of intergroup processes helps to explain the presence and persistence of health disparities between members of socially advantaged and disadvantaged groups...
  3. doi request reprint Abortion and mental health: Evaluating the evidence
    Brenda Major
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 93106 0001 USA
    Am Psychol 64:863-90. 2009
    ..Most adult women who terminate a pregnancy do not experience mental health problems. Some women do, however. It is important that women's varied experiences of abortion be recognized, validated, and understood...
  4. ncbi request reprint Perceived discrimination as worldview threat or worldview confirmation: implications for self-esteem
    Brenda Major
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 9660, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 92:1068-86. 2007
    ..Findings support the idea that perceiving discrimination against one's ingroup threatens the worldview of individuals who believe that status in society is earned but confirms the worldview of individuals who do not...
  5. ncbi request reprint Mixed messages: implications of social conflict and social support within close relationships for adjustment to a stressful life event
    B Major
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara 93106, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 72:1349-63. 1997
    ..Among women who perceived their mothers or friends as nonsupportive, no relationship was observed between conflict and distress. Cross-source buffering was not observed...
  6. ncbi request reprint The social psychology of stigma
    Brenda Major
    Department of Psychology, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, USA
    Annu Rev Psychol 56:393-421. 2005
    ..Identity threat perspectives help to explain the tremendous variability across people, groups, and situations in responses to stigma...
  7. pmc Psychological implications of abortion--highly charged and rife with misleading research
    Brenda Major
    Department of Psychology, University of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif 93106, USA
    CMAJ 168:1257-8. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Psychological responses of women after first-trimester abortion
    B Major
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 57:777-84. 2000
    ..The objectives of this study were to examine women's emotions, evaluations, and mental health after an abortion, as well as changes over time in these responses and their predictors...
  9. ncbi request reprint System-justifying beliefs and psychological well-being: the roles of group status and identity
    Laurie T O'Brien
    Department of Psychology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 31:1718-29. 2005
    ..In addition, we found that endorsing system-justifying beliefs was positively related to well-being among members of high-status groups, especially among members of high-status groups who were highly identified with the group...
  10. pmc From "in the air" to "under the skin": cortisol responses to social identity threat
    Sarah S M Townsend
    University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 37:151-64. 2011
    ..These results illustrate the powerful interactive effects of chronic perceptions of sexism and situational cues on women's stress reactivity...
  11. ncbi request reprint The group as a resource: reducing biased attributions for group success and failure via group affirmation
    David K Sherman
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 9660, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 33:1100-12. 2007
    ..These studies suggest that groups can serve as resources from which people can draw in response to threatening group events...
  12. pmc Can the absence of prejudice be more threatening than its presence? It depends on one's worldview
    Sarah S M Townsend
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 99:933-47. 2010
    ..The specific pattern of the moderation differed across the 2 studies...
  13. ncbi request reprint Group identification moderates emotional responses to perceived prejudice
    Shannon K McCoy
    Health Psychology Program, University of California, San Francisco 94143 0848, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 29:1005-17. 2003
    ..Thus, the self-protective strategy of attributing negative feedback to discrimination may be primarily effective for individuals who do not consider the group a central aspect of self...
  14. ncbi request reprint Perceiving personal discrimination: the role of group status and legitimizing ideology
    Brenda Major
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara 93106, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 82:269-82. 2002
    ..Results from 3 studies using 2 different methodologies provide support for this hypothesis among members of different high-status (European Americans and men) and low-status (African Americans, Latino Americans, and women) groups...
  15. ncbi request reprint Expectations about the future and the emotional consequences of perceiving prejudice
    Cheryl R Kaiser
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 30:173-84. 2004
    ..This research emphasizes the importance of examining sources of vulnerability and resilience in understanding emotional responses to prejudice...
  16. pmc How attributional ambiguity shapes physiological and emotional responses to social rejection and acceptance
    Wendy Berry Mendes
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 94:278-91. 2008
    ..The latter appeared vigilant and exhibited threat responses. Discussion centers on implications for attributional ambiguity theory and potential pathways from discrimination to health outcomes...

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