Intro to Social Psych - Prejudice and Racism

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Unformatted text preview: Intro to Social Psych Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination- natural thing, we all do it- negative and positive Stereotypes (cognitive) beliefs about social groups in terms of traits that they share Prejudice (affective) attitudes toward the members of specific social groups Discrimination (behavioral) differntial behaviors directed toward members of different social groups- institutional discrimination Robbers Cave- Sherif, 1961- Chose a bunch of boys- 12 years old- white protestants- similar economic levels- healthy- shipped them off to summer camp- 2 different busses, 2 different place on camp- one group rattlers, the other eagles (?)- didnt know about each other- typical camp- told they were going to play a game with the other group (baseball)- create competition/contests- created divisions- began to hate eachother- verbally abuse each other, vandalized each others cabins, steal prizes, burned flag- groups can easily grow to hate each other stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination- stereotypes are cognitive- prejudices are affective (feelings)- discrimination is behavioral stereotypes- beliefs about social groups in terms of traits that they share- schemas cognitive frameworks- cognitively efficient- organization prejudice- attitudes toward the members of specific social groups discrimination- differential behaviors directed toward members of different social groups o gay and proud vs texas and proud- institutionalized discrimination o officially sanctioned discrimination o profiling o affirmative action favors minorities most of the time o tax breaks for dependents- still a big problem today- still hate crimes o 50% based on race o 18% religion o 10% sexual orientation- women and minorities get paid less- doctors are 60% less likely to recommend better treatment o mri example - overweight women get less financial help from parents for college- 7% less pay than white women (other overweight women)- white men would get car cheaper than white woman- white men would pay much less than black women o much much less than black man- reverse discrimination not a real term! Methodology- most often surveys used- bogus pipeline o a research paradigm designed to reduce the effect of self-presentational motivations on attitudinal and behavioral self-reports o only work with explicit guidelines o will be honest on a survery because think pipeline (lie detector) will show their true feelings o people dont want the machine to catch them at lying, so they will be honest- bona fide pipeline o only work with explicit guidelines o actually taking measurements o people will still be more likely to be honest because hooked up to machine- minimal groups o experimental procedure in which short-term, arbitray, artificial groups are created o still treat ingroup members better even though no rhyme or reason to being in that group o over estimators, under estimators o social categorization tendency to divide the social world into separate categories: out in group (us) and various out groups (them)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2011 for the course PSY 0105 taught by Professor Williamklein during the Fall '08 term at Pittsburgh.

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