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Hello Professor and classmates, Prejudice is an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed without knowledge or reason regarding an ethnic, racial or religious group. Stereotype equally is a thought or over generalized belief about a particular group or class of people, of which the thought is not necessarily accurate. According to social learning theory, prejudice is learnt just the same way that people learn other values and attitudes, mostly through association and modeling as well as reinforcement. In regard to association, children may learn to associate a certain group of people with crime and violence as well poverty and other bad things. In reinforcement, children at times may be rewarded for telling offensive ethnic jokes while others laugh and they therefore think their race is far much better. In modeling children greatly imitate the stereotypes and prejudices from family members who are older and other popular friends. This simply means that children are not born with stereotypes or prejudiced attitudes, rather they learn through socialization .
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