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Unformatted text preview: 1 Antisocial Relations Module 58 2 Social Relations Social psychology teaches us how we relate to one another from prejudice, aggression and conflict to attraction, altruism and peacemaking. 3 Prejudice Simply called, prejudgment, a prejudice is an unjustifiable (usually negative) attitude toward a group and its members often of different cultural, ethnic or gender groups. 1. Beliefs (stereotypes) 2. Emotions (hostility, envy, fear) 3. Predisposition to act (to discriminate) Components of Prejudice modern prejudice a study of 390 colleges and universities, 53% of African American students felt excluded from school activities, compared to 24% of Asian Americans, 16% of Mexican Americans, and 6% of European Americans. Greenwald et. Al (1989) showed that 9/10 people who deny having prejudices took longer to identify pleasant words when presented with Black (vs. White) faces. Harber (1998) found that White university women gave higher ratings and fewer harsh criticisms to authors of papers they believed were African American. Correll et. Al and Greenwald et. Al shoed that in a simulated police situation in which a mans wallet was mistaken for a gun, both Black and White people more often mistakenly shot at targets who were Black 5 How Prejudiced are People? Over the duration of time many prejudices against interracial marriage, gender, homosexuality, minorities have waned. 6 Racial & Gender Prejudice Americans today express much less racial and gender prejudice, but prejudices still exist. 7 Race Nine out of 10 white respondents were slow at responding to words like peace or paradise when they saw a black individuals photo compared to a whites (Hugenberg & Bodenhausen, 2003). Gender Bias Worldwide, women are more likely to live in...
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Ennis during the Winter '09 term at Waterloo.

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