Stereotyping and intergroup bias

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Stereotyping and Intergroup bias Social Psychology 
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Introduction Write down the first trait characteristic that  comes to mind when you think of each of the  following groups: Asians Californians Italians Professors Elderly African American
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Stereotypes Beliefs about attributes that are thought to be  characteristic of members of particular groups Are stereotypes grounded in fact?
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Heaven is a place where you have an American  house, a German car, French food, British police,  an Italian lover, and everything is run by the  Swiss Hell is a place where you have a Japanese house, a  French car, British food, German police, a Swiss  lover, and everything is run by the Italians.
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Development of Stereotypes Direct learning Personal experience Indirect learning We are informed by parents, TV, friends, advertisements The average child watches 3-4 hours of TV per day More American households have TVs than baths and toilets. Baywatch is viewed by more than 1 billion people per week  in 142 countries By the age of 18, the average child has viewed more than  8000 murders on TV
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Selective attention to stereotype- consistent information Bodenhausen (1988) Participants played the role of jurors who listened to a  case about criminal assault outside of a bar Information in favour and not in favour of the defendant  was presented Participants learned the name of the defendant before  hearing the information The defendant’s name was either Caucasian or Hispanic What do you think the results were?
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Stereotypes guide our interpretation A black child who bumps into a white child in a hallway 
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