Chapter 13 Prejudice

Chapter 13 Prejudice - people, based solely on their...

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Chapter 13: Prejudice Friday, May 06, 2011 1:32 AM 1. Prejudice Defined 1.a. Prejudice is an attitude 1.a.i. Attitudes are made up of three components: 1.a.i.1. Affective/emotional component: representing both the type of emotion linked with the attitude and the extremity of the attitude 1.a.i.1. Cognitive component: involving the beliefs or thoughts that make up the attitude 1.a.i.2. Behavioral component: relating to one's actions 1.a. Prejudice refers to the general attitude structure and its affective (emotional) component 1.a.i. Prejudice: a hostile or negative attitude toward a distinguishable group of
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Unformatted text preview: people, based solely on their membership in that group 1.a. Stereotypes: the cognitive component 1.a.i. Stereotype: a generalization about a group of people in which certain traits are assigned to virtually all members of the group, regardless of actual variation among the members 1.a. Discrimination: the behavioral component 1.a.i. Discrimination: unjustified negative or harmful action toward a member of a group simply because of his or her membership in that group...
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