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SocialPsychologyModules22%2623 - Social Psychology...

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Social Psychology Professor Ann Ruecker
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Prejudice and Stereotypes Prejudice and Stereotypes Racial prejudice Gender prejudice Why are we prejudice? Social sources Social identity Emotional sources Cognitive sources
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Prejudice and Stereotypes Prejudice – detriment or injury caused by a person due to the preconceived unfavorable notion and conviction of another or others Prejudice is the negative attitude Discrimination is the negative behavior Stereotypes – are the negative beliefs that we hold that support our attitudes of prejudice and behaviors of discrimination
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Racial Prejudice Prejudice toward outside racial groups African American African Caribbean White – non Hispanic Latino Asian Native American/Pacific Islander Bi-racial/Multi-ethnic Other (What does this mean?)
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Racial Prejudice Example of racial prejudice
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Racial Prejudice Prejudice toward outside racial groups Overt/explicit racism – racism that is obvious (e.g., racial slurs, threats, segregation, physical violence) Covert/implicit racism – don’t even realize we are doing it… (e.g., we assume people of a particular race are not as intelligent as us; we may say, “My best friend is Jewish”… so does this let us off the hook if we say anything derogatory about Jewish people?) This can even be seen in cartoons…is this cartoon overt or covert? Did people even think about this in 1941?
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The crows from Dumbo (1941) In this 1941 classic, Dumbo the flying elephant runs into a band of jive-talking black crows who sing, "I'd be done see'n about everything/when I see an elephant fly!"
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Racial Prejudice Who is the drug addict and who owns the gun?
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Racial Prejudice Can lead to “snap judgments” and these can sometimes be wrong The case of Amadou Diallo 23 year old New Guinea immigrant Lived in the South Bronx Shot and killed (41 rounds) in Feb. 1999 Four white police officers Diallo was unarmed Officers were acquitted
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Gender Prejudice Gender stereotypes are often stronger than racial stereotypes Is there a “kernel of truth” to some stereotyping? Women are often seen with more “positive”
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