Book Chapters

Social Dominance Theory and Power Comparison

This chapter extends classic social comparison research to explain how people think about group-based hierarchies and how they act within them.

The Theory of Gendered Prejudice: A Social Dominance and Intersectionalist Perspective

Using the theoretical frameworks of evolutionary psychology and social dominance theory (SDT), this chapter offers an alternative understanding of the intersectional entanglement of racism and sexism. This chapter introduces the theory of gendered prejudice, a derivative of SDT, and posits that a satisfactory account of racism, or what social dominance theorists generalize as “arbitrary-set” oppression, is a deeply gendered phenomenon.