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Chapter 12 - Prejudice and Intergroup Relations Common Prejudices and Targets Why Prejudice Exists Content of Prejudice and Stereotypes Inner Processes Overcoming Stereotypes, Reducing Prejudice Impact of Prejudice on Targets
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Prejudice and Intergroup Relations Prejudice (A) Discrimination (B) Stereotype (C) Subtypes Categorization Social categorization
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Prejudice and Intergroup Relations Outgroup members (Them) Ingroup members (Us) Out-group homogeneity bias Eyewitnesses are more accurate at identifying people of their own racial group Angry outgroup members are easier to identify than angry ingroup members
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Common Prejudices and Targets Most prejudice arises from external characteristics Racial prejudice (Racism) Aversive racism Gender prejudice (Sexism) Most people claim not to be prejudiced Behavior sometimes differs from expressed attitudes Shooter Studies Amadu Dialo http://backhand. uchicago . edu /Center/ ShooterEffect /
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Common Prejudices and Targets Arabs Prejudice and discrimination increased in US after September 11, 2001 People who are overweight Homosexuals
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Food for Thought: Prejudice Against the Obese Anti-fat attitudes begin as early as preschool Stigma Individual’s characteristics considered socially unappealing Stigma by association Discrimination toward people associated with a stigmatized person
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Social Side of Sex- Roots of Anti-Gay Prejudice Homosexuality is natural in many species, including humans Both men and women are intolerant of homosexuality in their own gender, but this is stronger for men Perhaps people fear being the target of a sexual advances from a homosexual May fear a positive response to homosexual advances
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Why Prejudice Exists Tendency to hold stereotypes and prejudices may be innate But the content of stereotypes is learned though socialization
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