Social Relations

Social Relations - Social Relations Whom do we choose to...

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Social Relations Thursday, October 18, 2007 Whom do we choose to hate? C. Stereotypes: Generalized belief about members of a group A. Prejudice: Generalized affect towards members of a group B. Discrimination: Generalized behavior towards members of a group How do stereotypes and prejudices form? Personality factors Social learning theory Social roles, family roles? Luria & Rubin, 1974 study: characteristics that parents described according to the gender of their newborn babies Cognitive factors Social categorization Carving the world into us versus them In-group: members perceive other in-group members as more similar to them than out-group members are In-group favoritism: The tendency to discriminate in favor of in-groups over out-groups Minimal Group Situation (Tajfel study, '79): Kandinsky or Klee? Keeping resources for the "in-group" Out-group homogeneity bias: The tendency to assume that "they" are all alike Situational and motivational factors Social identity theory "We-ness" Personal identity and social identity both contribute to self-esteem Viewing and treating in-groups more favorable than out-groups can
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This note was uploaded on 10/01/2008 for the course PSYCH 1 taught by Professor Nathanson during the Fall '07 term at Tufts.

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