Stereotyping

Stereotyping - Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination...

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Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination Stereotyping is cognitive - Beliefs/thoughts about the characteristics of entire groups Prejudice is affective - Feelings we have toward people because of their membership in a particular group Modern Racism/sexism - Form of prejudice that surfaces in subtle ways when it is safe, socially acceptable, and easy to rationalize Discrimination is behavioral - Biased behaviors directed at people because of their group membership HOW STEREOTYPES FORM 1. Social categorization : we sort people into groups on the basis of common attributes (like race or gender) 2. We perceive groups to which we belong (aka ingroups) as different from group to which we don’t belong (outgroups) - Outgroup homogeneity effect o Tendency to assume that there is greater similarity among outgroup members than among ingroup members o Occurs because there is little opportunity for contact with the outgroup and therefore less likely to notice subtle differences o Less likely to encounter a representative sample of the outgroup when we do
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