I&I CH5 - CHAPTER 5 EXPRESSING INEQUALITIES:...

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CHAPTER 5 EXPRESSING INEQUALITIES: PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION IN EVERYDAY LIFE
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2 Stereotypes An oversimplified picture of the world, one that satisfies our need to see our social environment as a more understandable and manageable place than it really is. It is the overgeneralized belief that a certain trait, behavior, or attitude characterizes all members of some identifiable group. A universal feature of human thought. All __________ are __________.
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3 Positive Stereotypes Can also be a disadvantage Model Minority—a group whose success should be a lesson to other ethnoracial minorities. The Good Mother—a positive stereotype; the belief that women are anatomically and hormonally predisposed to be better parents than men.
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4 Prejudice A set of rigidly held, unfavorable judgments, beliefs, and feelings about members of another ethnoracial, gender, class, or sexual group; attitudes with an emotional, evaluative bias; prejudice can rise and fall in response to the threat of changes in one group’s social position relative to another group’s. It can rise and fall in response to the threat of changes in one group’s position relative to another group’s positions Sexual Prejudice—anti-homosexual prejudice; heterosexism Not uniform throughout society
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5 Question According to the text, which combination of gender and attitudes is correct? a. heterosexual men hold more negative
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course PSY 3501 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '11 term at CSU Long Beach.

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I&I CH5 - CHAPTER 5 EXPRESSING INEQUALITIES:...

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