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The central question of this Element is this: What does it mean to be transgender - in general and in specific ways? What does the designation mean for any individual and for the groups in which the individual exists? Biologically, what occurs? Psychologically, what transpires? The Element starts with the basics. The authors question some traditional assumptions, lay out some bio-medical information, and define their terms. They then move to the question of central concern, seen first in terms of the individual and then in terms of the group or society. They conclude with some implications, urging some new approaches to research and suggest some applications in the classroom and beyond.
Melvin Lerner's concept of the justice motive has made a major contribution to social psychology. His observations – supported by a raft of elegant experiments – about how people like to think that they are just and like to imagine that they live in a just world have profoundly influenced the shape of social psychology in America. Among the many psychologists to follow the path laid down by Lerner is the first author of this piece, Faye Crosby. Our chapter contains three parts. In the first, we review briefly Mel Lerner's ground-breaking scholarship on “the fundamental delusion,” the need to believe that one's world is fair. The second part of the chapter explores one elaboration of the phenomenon: the denial of personal discrimination. In the second part, we see that people (or at least people in our culture) defend more against recognizing injustices to the individual than against recognizing injustices to groups. People may be particularly resistant to seeing the self as the victim of an injustice. In the final section of the chapter, we peek at preliminary findings of an ethno-methodological study of women who have awakened to discrimination and are now seeking legal means to reestablish justice in their worlds. Throughout the chapter, we see that as the focus of attention (on the self, on another, or on groups) changes, so do the ways that individuals make decisions about justice.
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