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“stereotype threat” Claude Steele. Group prepped with stereotype does worse Concept of **Stigma** Stigma: disgrace, mark, prejudice, stereotype, burden, negative association “bad” things (teenage mothers, drunk driving, skin color, psychological, interracial marriages, social outcast, social economic status, high school dropouts, immigrants, criminals) Ervin Goffman – Stigma certain aspects of self-representation that are negatively marked. 3 types: bodily stigma, moral stigma, tribal stigma (from being in a stigmatized group) Weber: negative status markers Pager: 2 types of stigma: criminal record & race (appearing black) Method: matched pairs audit study ind. Variable – categories of stigma dep. Variable- job call backs Controls: credentials, experience, physical attributes, gender (all male) Findings: criminals regardless of race less call backs, but African American with no CR got less call backs than whites with CR.
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This note was uploaded on 01/10/2012 for the course SOCIOLOGY 1 taught by Professor Gold during the Spring '97 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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