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LecturePre - Prejudice, Pt. 2 Psy 240; Spring 2006 Purdue...

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1 1 Prejudice, Pt. 2 Psy 240; Spring 2006 Purdue University Dr. Kipling Williams 2 Foundations of Prejudice • Robber’s Cave Experiment (Sherif et al., 1954) – 22 boys who signed up for summer camp at Robber’s Cave State Park in Oklahoma. – Separated friends • “Rattlers” vs. “Eagles” – Common enemy: Failed water supply • Minimal groups (Tajfel, 1970) – Arbitrary assignment to groups • Ingroup favoritism / Outgroup derogation • Outgroup homogeneity • Baised resource allocation • Meta-contrast ratio Klee Kandinsky Muzafer Sherif Henri Tajfel
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3 Consequences of Prejudice • Allport-Postman (1945) Knife Migration – Rumor transmission – Seven retellings yielded about 1/2 the stories showing knife migration. 4 Automatic Responses • Eberhardt et al, 2004, “Seeing Black: Race, Crime, and Visual Processing” – Primed with Black (but not White) faces increases speed for detecting degraded images of weapons (but not for crime-irrelevant objects). Study 1, JPSP, 87, 876-893.
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