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Unformatted text preview: Prejudices can be implicit – can be triggered by simple exposure to group. Sources of prejudice – brain is lazy will only put the minimum amount effort Prejudices and stereotypes save cognitive effort. Allport – stereotyping is “the law of least effort” Evolution: maybe • Genetically different others are feared • Take care of relatives first. Skin color and other racial features say belong to same kin. Social learning view- prejudice is acquired through direct observation and internalization of social norms. • Socialization – process by which children learn conventional rules of their surroundings. Mechanisms: o Children maybe simply imitate prejudices of adults and friends o Children maybe positively reinforced for using derogatory racial humor o They maybe simply learn to associate particular minority groups with poverty, crime, dirtiness, and other negative characteristics. o...
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2009 for the course PSYCH 2000 taught by Professor Domangue during the Fall '08 term at LSU.
- Fall '08