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Module 57: Antisocial Relations Prejudice Prejudice: an unjustifiable (usually negative) attitude toward a group and its members. - a mixture of beliefs (stereotypes), emotions (hostility, envy, fear), and predispositions to action (discriminate). Stereotype: a generalized (sometimes accurate but often overgeneralized) belief about a group of people. Discriminate: unjustifiable negative behaviour toward a group or its members. Prejudice is a negative attitude; Discrimination is a negative behaviour. How Prejudiced Are People? Overt prejudice, such as denying a particular ethnic group the right to vote, is discrimination that explicitly (openly and consciously) expresses negative beliefs and emotions. Subtle prejudice, such as feeling fearful in the presence of a stranger with a particular ethnic background, is an implicit (often unconscious) expression of negative beliefs and emotions. Social Roots of Prejudice Social Inequalities – inequality within a group has the “haves” developing negative attitudes towards the “have-nots” to justify their more privileged positions. Us and Them: Ingroup and Outgroup
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2011 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Ennis during the Fall '09 term at Waterloo.

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