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Unformatted text preview: was someone else. Dexter sees the man and goes after him but he gets away and Dexter follows him and discovers that he and Agent Lundy were wrong; the Trinity killer has a family. This would go under the stereotyping aspect of social psychology, because both Agent Lundy and Dexter categorized the Trinity killer into the known stereotype of serial killer, even though Dexter himself doesnt fit the normal stereotype of a serial killer himself. Neither of them thinks outside of the stereotype and they use implicit associations to try to figure out who the killer might be, though some of their thoughts were correct about the Trinity killer. The show also showed hypocrisy because Dexter goes along with Agent Lundy theory when he himself knows that there are different types of serial killers but does not offer that information and this is all before he goes to kill his next victim....
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2010 for the course PSYC 231 taught by Professor Battaglia during the Fall '07 term at George Mason.
- Fall '07
- Social Psychology