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Unformatted text preview: scientific . They are disturbed by ambiguities in sexual or religious matters . They see the world in very rigid and stereotypical terms. The authoritarian personality develops within the family environment. Parents are themselves "cold, aloof, strict disciplinarians, and are themselves bigots" (see Farley, 1995). Scapegoating Scapegoating occurs when one blames one's troubles on someone else who is relatively powerless . This may occur when one group feels threatened, but are themselves powerless to act against the actual source of the threat. Social Environment All of the above are rather psychological. There is also the social context. Our attitudes and behaviors are learned within a social context. Forms of Discrimination "Discrimination occurs when the dominant group regards itself as entitled to social advantages and uses its power to secure them at the expense of minority groups" (Robertson, 1989:204). There are two forms of discrimination....
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