Chap13_11-27-07 - 1 Chapter 13 - Prejudice and Stereotyping...

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Lecture Notes for 11/27/07 Stereotypes, Prejudice, Discrimination Can be based on any kind of group membership Some definitions Social Psychology - The study of how people’s thoughts , feelings , and behaviors are influenced by the real or imagined presence of others. Stereotypes = Thoughts Prejudice = Feelings Discrimination = Behaviors Stereotype A generalization about a group of people in which identical characteristics are assigned to virtually all members of the group, regardless of actual variation among the members Categorize people based on obvious features Rigid categorization that results in a set of beliefs about the characteristics of a group Prejudice A hostile or negative attitude toward a distinguishable group of people, based solely on their membership in that group Belief structures containing information about a group of people Expectations concerning the behavior of members of that group Discrimination Overt behavior directed toward a person simply because of presumed group membership Allport’s 5 levels of discrimination Antilocution : Verbal prejudice Avoidance : Complete avoidance or increased social space Discrimination : Taking action to exclude all members of a social group Physical attack : Acts of violence Extermination : Lynching, massacres, genocide
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course PSYCH 221 taught by Professor Signorella,margar during the Fall '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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Chap13_11-27-07 - 1 Chapter 13 - Prejudice and Stereotyping...

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