Social Psychology Chapter 12

Social Psychology Chapter 12 - that subordinate people of a...

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Prejudice: Disliking Others Prejudice: a negative prejudgment of a group and its individual members Stereotype: a belief about the personal attributes of a group of people. Stereotypes can be overgeneralized, inaccurate, and resistant to new information. Discrimination: Unjustifiable negative behaviour toward a group or its members Racism: (1) an individual’s prejudicial attitudes and discriminatory behaviour toward people of a given race, or (2) institutional practices (even if not motivated by prejudice)
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Unformatted text preview: that subordinate people of a given race Sexism: (1) an individuals prejudicial attitudes and discriminatory behaviour toward people of a given sex, or (2) institutional practices (even if not motivated by prejudice) that subordinate people of a given sex. Prejudice is a negative attitude discrimination is negative behaviour Illusory correlation: a false impression that two variables correlate Fundamental attribution error: attribute behaviour to inner dispositions discount situational forces...
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This note was uploaded on 12/16/2008 for the course PSYC 215 taught by Professor Michaelsullivan during the Spring '08 term at McGill.

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