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Michelle Cruz December 3rd, 2010 Chapter 8: Social Psychology Overview prejudice racism stereotype discrimination Prejudice being prejudice is having an unjustified negative attitude toward an individual based on the individual’s membership in a group prejudice can take place in many forms such as age, sex, religion or nationality Definitions Norms: rules that regulate human life, including social conventions, explicit laws and implicit cultural standards Role: a given social position that is governed by a set of norms for proper behavior Culture: a program of shared rules that govern the behavior of members of a com- munity or society and a set of values, beliefs and attitudes shared by most mem- bers of that community Stereotyping and Prejudice A stereotype is a generalization about a group. Stereotypes may lead to prejudice when they contain negative information. Discrimination
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