ANT 3451_SYD 4700 Ch_ 8 Notes

ANT 3451_SYD 4700 Ch_ 8 Notes - Opposing Theories of Racial...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Opposing Theories of Racial Discrimination and Prejudice Classic Psychological Theories I. Pathological/irrational attitude (e.g., prejudice) causes discriminatory behavior A. Mental/individual focus: must change what is in people’s heads to combat racism B. Two classic approaches: 1. Frustration-Aggression Theory (John Dollard 1939): has 2 premises a. Frustration causes aggression: interference w/ goal striving causes aggression b. Scapegoating: if source of frustration is too strong,pick weaker substitute target 1. Germans frustrated by WWI defeat, reparations; Jews weaker than allies 2. Totalitarian or Authoritarian Personality (Theodore Adorno et. al., 1950): from Freudian (psychoanalytic) perspective, personality type is more prejudiced a. Dogmatism: rigid views, no gray areas; anti-intellectual and anti-scientific b. Conformism: conformance to traditional values; fear of things that are different c. Authority: unquestioning obedience; bullying arrogance toward inferiors d. Childhood source of personality (Freud):
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 08/21/2011 for the course SYG 2000 taught by Professor Chrisgirard during the Fall '09 term at FIU.

Page1 / 2

ANT 3451_SYD 4700 Ch_ 8 Notes - Opposing Theories of Racial...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online