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Prejudice and discrimination

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Prejudice and discrimination Prejudice is an attitude o Has its own ABC components (affective, behavioral, cognitive) Affective – prejudice Behavioral – discrimination Cognitive - stereotypes o Prejudice – negative feelings directed toward members of a group based solely on group membership o Stereotypes – schema about a group, belief abut characteristics of group members o Discrimination – negative or harmful behaviors toward members of a group based solely on their group membership Measuring prejudice o Explicit (consciously endorsed) vs. implicit attitudes Measuring prejudice – explicit What is your attitude toward blacks? Measuring prejudice – implicit Implicit association test Why do implicit biases matter o Implicit biases predict spontaneous responses in interracial group contexts : In the brain – for those who scored lower on the IAT, they were using more cognitive executive functioning In the stress systems – those who scored lower on the IAT exhibit lower
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Unformatted text preview: levels of cortisol In emotions – those with lower IAT scores have lower levels of anxiety In behavior- those in an interracial context exhibit more eye blinks, ie more nervousness • Attitude to behavior link o Explicit verbal behavior o Implicit nonverbal behavior (blinking, eye contact, body posture) o Ppl with positive explicit and negative implicit attitudes positive verbal, and negative nonverbal behavior o Study on racially mixed 2 person teams\ White P’s with… • positive explicit attitudes and positive implicit attitudes • positive explicit attitudes and negative implicit attitudes • Negative explicit attitudes and negative implicit attitudes Interacted with black partner… • Whites of mixed signals group they rated themselves as most friendly • Blacks who worked with truly non-prejudiced rated white P’s more friendly...
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