Blaming the Victim

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Unformatted text preview: A few more application of socialization issues • Last class period we talked about education and sex role (or gender role) socialization to illustrate how to apply the general principles we discussed about socialization. • I got a little carried away and need to revisit a couple of things before we move on to norms • In particular, note Shipler’s statements about the effects of educational day care on IQ. • How does this relate to our other discussions about IQ? • In particular I need to talk about a concept that comes up often when we talk about inequality of status in societies Blaming the victim • Blaming the victim is a common practice--we see in educational settings and in other settings as well • Kozol and Shipler both allude to this process • Blaming the victim is holding someone responsible for the situation that puts them in jeopardy. • For example, if ALL the students in my class did very poorly on a test--I might blame the victim by saying that it was the students fault (they were lazy,irresponsible, good for nothing) •...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course PSYC 205 taught by Professor Sell during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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