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chapter9studyfocus - Keri Suggs Group 14 Chapter 9 Study...

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Keri Suggs Group 14 Chapter 9 Study Focus 1. What is the definition of prejudice? Prejudice is a negative prejudgment of a group and its individual members. These prejudices can sometimes be positive prejudices as well, but most often the term prejudice refers to negative tendencies. 2. Define the term stereotype. The term stereotype means a belief about the personal attributes of a group of people. Stereotypes can in many instances be overgeneralized, inaccurate, and resistant to new information. 3. Explain how prejudice is distinct from stereotyping. Prejudice is an attitude, which is a distinct combination of feelings, inclinations to act, and beliefs. Prejudice is negative attitudes towards a group and its individuals. Prejudice can stem from stereotyping, which is the need to justify behavior and beliefs. To stereotype is to generalize and this generalizing is what can lead to negative attitudes towards specific groups, thus causing prejudice. 4.
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYC 321 taught by Professor Martinvanslyck during the Fall '04 term at VCU.

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