Social%20Categorization - Privilege White privilege Peggy...

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Privilege White privilege Peggy McIntosh, 1988 What aspects are true today? Other forms of privilege Class exercise
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Social Categorization Processes and Consequences
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Information Processing Perception – the way the brain organizes the information that is received from the senses. Information is sifted. Certain information is attended to, other information fades. Immediate threat or not (brainstem – startle response) Faint impression of what it is and what it means Name what it is - categorization What it means - association
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What Triggers Social Categorization? Salience - properties that are less typical and/or more easily noticeable are noticed Distinctiveness - something stands out in a crowd because it is the only one or one of few with a certain property Accessiblity - how fresh in your mind Cultural importance - How meaningful the stimuli are to your culture.
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Social categorization Tendency to think about a person as a member
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course PSYCHOLOGY Culture an taught by Professor Mcintosh during the Spring '08 term at UNC Charlotte.

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