Intro to Social Psych Vocab - Ch 9

Intro to Social Psych Vocab - Ch 9 - Intro to Social Psych...

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Intro to Social Psych Vocab Chapter 9 Prejudice – a preconceived negative judgment of a group and its individual members Stereotype – a belief about the personal attributes of a group of people. Stereotypes are sometimes overgeneralized, inaccurate, and resistant to new info Discrimination – unjustified negative behavior toward a group or its members Racism – an individuals prejudicial attitudes and discriminatory behavior toward people of a given race, institutional practices (even if not motivated by prejudice) that subordinate people of a given race Sexism – an individuals prejudicial attitudes and discriminatory behavior towards people of a given sex, instituaional practices that subordinate people of a given sex Social dominance orientation – a motivation to have ones group dominate other social groups Ethnocentric – believeing in the superiority of ones own ethnic and cultural group, and having a corresponding distain for all other groups Authoritarian personality – a personality that is disposed to favor obedience to authority
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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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