09-09-08 Notes

09-09-08 Notes - Decisions about Others: Stereotyping 1....

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Decisions about Others: Stereotyping 1. What is a stereotype? a. Stereotype = Beliefs about members of one’s own or other groups, based primarily on group membership. b. They can be prejudicial = negative or positive prejudging, disliking or liking. c. They can be used to justify discriminatory behaviors = disfavoring or favoring treatment. 2. Implications for Attitudes Behavior? a. Prejudice = A specific type of attitude, mostly a negative one based on group membership. b. Discrimination = A behavior, treating people differently based on group membership. 3. Why do Stereotypes develop? a. Realistic Conflict Theory: Stereotypes develop because of a fear over competition for scarce resources. b. “Robber’s Cave” Study: Sherif et al. i. Conducted at a boy’s summer camp in Oklahoma, 11 and 12 year olds iii. “Camp counselors” (Sherif et al.) set up activities in which the two groups were in competition with each other iv. As competition for scarce resources increased, so did hostility 1. Name-calling
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2. Burned one cabin’s flag
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09-09-08 Notes - Decisions about Others: Stereotyping 1....

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