ETH 125 Day 5 Week 2 - it can boost self-esteem I feel it...

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ETH 125 Day 5 Week 2 My data suggest a moderate automatic preference for Light Skin compared to Dark Skin. I feel the results were invalid. The results said that I was responding faster when light skin faces and good words were classified with the same key. At times when the faces and words were shown, I found it to be easier some of the times. The test was graded on how fast you hit the keys. I do not find this to be a valid test for measuring prejudice. Prejudices are often passed on from one generation to the next. If a child has a prejudice parent, chances are they will grow up acting the same as that parent. This horrible cycle never ends. Prejudice gives people scapegoats to blame in times of trouble and for some
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Unformatted text preview: it can boost self-esteem. I feel it is difficult to accurately measure prejudice. I have never been a prejudice person, but this test shows I am to an extent. People differ in the type and extent of prejudice they harbor. People often do not admit to being prejudice and in some cases unconscious prejudices. My mother says she is not prejudice, but by some of the remarks she makes about a specific group, I know she is. Sociologists use video games, tests of decision making involving race and the potential for violence, and to distinguish virtual citizens and police officers from armed criminals. I also believe you could use one’s attitude and behavior....
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2010 for the course AXIA COLLE ETH 125 taught by Professor Janettamcdowell during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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