Black, Kristen J.
Clark, Amanda; Zelin, Alexandra
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
For over thirty years, microaggressions have been studied for their weight on members of groups like ethnic and racial minorities, women and members of the LGBTQ community. Microaggressions are the routine, derogatory interactions like slights gestures, snubs or minor insults. Microaggressions yield physical and psychological distress to victims and communicate to marginalized groups the biases and prejudices against them harbored by majority group members. My thesis study explored factors such as quality of psychical and psychological health, physical health symptoms, occurrence of physical pain, resilience, and self efficacy and relationships with racial, gender, and sexual orientation-based microaggressions. I analyzed these relationships in the context of perspectives of the bystander, victim, and perpetrator experience.
I would like to thank my thesis director, Dr. Kristen Jennings Black, for being a constant source of support and patience for the duration of this project. I have learned so much from Dr. Black and will always be grateful for the opportunity to have worked on this project together. I would also like to thank my two committee members, Dr. Amanda Clark and Dr. Alexandra Zelin, for their invaluable feedback and support. I would not have been able to succeed without all three of these powerful forces who I have had the opportunity to call my mentors.
B. S.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Science.
Discrimination; Microaggressions; Stress (Psychology)
Personality and Social Contexts | Social Psychology
Halvorson, Emily, "“Sticks and stones”: experiencing microaggressions from the perspectives of the victim, bystander, and perpetrator" (2021). Honors Theses.