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EG351 Social Psychology 04-23-2011 Mini Social Psychology Project Critical Thinking Exercise Prejudice and Social Influence Crash- Analyzing the cognitive bases of prejudice across given situations By Douglas Jones
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I decided to focus on a scene in the (2004) movie Crash that I thought no one else would chose. The scene unfolds as Anthony (Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges) and Peter (Larenz Tate) exit a restaurant. Anthony is ranting about how he didn’t feel that he received adequate service from the restaurant staff because he was a black man. He felt even though his waitress was black she was still giving him inadequate service because of the “blacks don’t tip” stereotype. Although in a study I found in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, “Black flat tippers leave larger average dollar tips than do White flat tippers across many service contexts”. Peter, Anthony’s friend felt that Anthony was completely over reacting. He felt that Anthony
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