31 Lesson Prejudice

31 Lesson Prejudice - LESSON Prejudice ASSIGNMENT 31 a....

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Prejudice ASSIGNMENT a. Study text Chapter 16, pages 667-671 and Supplemental Material in the Blackboard folder for this lesson. b. Review Questions: Chapter 16, practice test question 14 (pg 675). c. Answer IPO 31-1 and 31-2. LESSON OBJECTIVES 31.1 Explain the development and maintenance of prejudice. 31.2 Apply theoretical principles to reduce prejudice in your unit. PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES 31-1. Relate prejudice, discrimination, and stereotyping to the three components of an attitude. Prejudice : a negative attitude held toward members of a group -affective: negative emotions -behavioral: predispositions toward that group -cognitive: predisposed beliefs about a group Discrimination: behaving differently, usually unfairly, toward the members of a group. be -affective: emotions about a person cause you to behave in a certain way -behavioral: behavior caused by predispositions to act -cognitive: beliefs also relate to behavior Stereotyping: -affective: emotions caused by beliefs -behavioral: acting on the stereotype -cognitive: beliefs about a group of people 31-2. Explain how attribution biases perpetuate stereotypes and prejudice. People often make biased attribution for success and failure. Example below using bias in attributions: Internal-external dimension Stability dimension Unstable cause (temporary) Stable cause (permanent) Internal cause Effort Mood Fatigue Ability Intelligence External cause Luck Chance Opportunity Task difficulty 1-3. Explain the development and maintenance of prejudice using the following theories: a. Socialization Prejudices may be handed down as a legacy from parents 31 31 L E S S O N
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b. Competition Realistic group conflict theory asserts tat intergroup hostility and prejudice are natural
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31 Lesson Prejudice - LESSON Prejudice ASSIGNMENT 31 a....

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