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Social Psychology – Homework 3 Please answer the following questions. Send the document back via the Blackboard assignments area. Your grade will be available through My Grades in the Blackboard course. Space each question as needed. You should use a colored font (or bold) for your answers. Worth 100 points total. 1. Your textbook says “We make quick assessments of others by focusing on a subset of traits and behaviors, rather than trying to sum up the entire person.” What does this mean, in your own words? (2 points) Also, give an example of when you quickly judged someone based on a few traits but later found out you were wrong. (2 points) To me, this means to not judge a book by its cover. We constantly judge people based on what they look like, but when we get to really know the person, our judgment is typically wrong. When I first met my best friend, I thought she was stuck up and thought she was better than everyone else. When I got to know her I found out she was a lot like me and we bonded over things we had in common. She has now been my best friend for the last 10 years. 2. Give an example of how you have experienced prejudice. Be sure to describe what it was about another person’s behavior or a situation that was prejudicial against you. (2 points) Honestly, I personally don’t think I have ever experienced someone being prejudiced towards me. Give an example of how you have experienced discrimination. Be sure to describe what it was about a situation or person that resulted in discrimination. (2 points). Again, this wasn’t towards me, but I was with my friend when this happened. I met this guy my junior year in high school. Everyone we would go around wouldn’t want to be around us because he was African American and had dreads. They were afraid of him. I could see the hurt in his eyes when people looked at him and just grabbed their bags and got up and walked away. He has and always will be a big part of my life. 3. Are stereotypes easy or hard to change? Why? Support your response with evidence from the text (5 points). I personally think that stereotypes are hard to change because once someone has something set in their mind, most of the time nothing will change it. When I was growing up, I was told “when a guy has both their ear lobes pierced, that means their gay”. So, when I would see a guy with both of their ears pierced, I assumed that they were gay. But then I got older and realized that’s not always true, and to me that is a stereotype. You don’t know that person, so why judge them or believe things that people tell you?
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