Stereotyping and Prejudice Outline

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Stereotyping and Prejudice 11/22/10
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Stereotypes: The Cognitive Component The distinguished journalist Walter Lippmann (1922), who was the first to introduce the term stereotype, described the distinction between the world out there and stereotypes—“the ________________ we carry around inside our heads.” Within a given culture, these pictures tend to be remarkably similar.
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Stereotypes: The Cognitive Component Once formed, stereotypes are __________ to change on the basis of new information. Stereotype A generalization about a group of people in which identical characteristics are assigned to virtually all members of the group, regardless of actual variation among the members. Source of image: www.clipart.com
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Stereotypes: The Cognitive Component Stereotyping is a cognitive process, not an emotional one. Stereotyping does not necessarily lead to intentional acts of abuse. Often stereotyping is merely a technique we use to ___________ how we look at the world—and we _____ do it to some extent.
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SPORTS, RACE, AND ATTRIBUTION So what here is abusive to the minority? What’s wrong with the implication that black men can jump? The abuse enters when we ____________ ______________ —like when we ignore the fact that plenty of African American kids are not adept at basketball and a plenty of white kids are. Source of image: Microsoft Office Online.
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SPORTS, RACE, AND ATTRIBUTION So what here is abusive to the minority? What’s wrong with the implication that black men can jump? The abuse enters when we ignore the overlap in the distributions—like when we ignore the fact that plenty of African American kids are not adept at basketball and a plenty of white kids are. Thus if we meet a young African American man and are astonished at his ineptitude on the basketball court, we are, in a very real sense, _________________________. Source of image: Microsoft Office Online.
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STEREOTYPES, ATTRIBUTION, AND GENDER 1. Compared to men, women do tend to manifest behaviors that can best be described as more socially sensitive, friendlier, and more concerned with the welfare of others, while men tend to behave in ways that are more dominant, controlling, and independent. 2. Some data indicate that the stereotype tends to _______________ the actual gender differences. 3. While overlap exists between men and women on these characteristics, the differences are too _________________________ as unimportant.
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STEREOTYPES, ATTRIBUTION, AND GENDER Needless to say, the phenomenon of gender stereotyping often does not reflect reality and can cut deeply. When a man is successful on a given task, observers of both sexes attribute his success to ________. If a woman is successful at that same task, observers attribute her success to _______________. Source of image: Microsoft Office Online.
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STEREOTYPES, ATTRIBUTION, AND GENDER Even as children, girls have a tendency to downplay their own __________.
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