Unformatted text preview: udy will take place in class. Choose any three questions. You can answer the questions
before OR after the lecture they are associated with. Use the
readings to make a START on these questions. Read further if
you plan to do well.
Question 1. Why are people prejudiced?
Question 2. The linguistic intergroup bias is the finding that more
abstract language is used to describe positive ingroup
and negative outgroup actions than negative ingroup and
positive outgroup actions. When and why might this effect
Question 3: Self-categorization theory predicts that people are
Selfinfluenced by prototypes—they conform to the ingroup
prototype. But, it appears that sometimes people try to go
beyond ingroup prototypes and hyper-conform. Why?
hyper- 2 9/30/2013 Question 4: What causes some stereotypes to be
highly communicable, and others not so much?
Question 5: It appears that political conservatives
are more likely to use integratively simple
language than liberals. Why?
Question 6: Conservatives often claim that there is
a liberal media bias. Liberals often claim that
there is a conservative media bias. This even
happens when these people view the same
information. Why? Question 9: Sometimes, women who use tentative
language with men are more influential than
women who use assertive language. Why?
Question 10: What causes conspiracy theories to
form or spread?
Have a question you would prefer to work on? Run
it by me or my TA for the go ahead. You can turn
in questions earlier if you like. Question
Question 7: Pluralistic ignorance is a
circumstance where the majority of people
privately do not subscribe to a group norm, yet
everyone believes that there is widespread
support for the norm. Why?
Question 8: Why do people form status
hierarchies? What your answer should look like
1. No more than 2 pages (I will deduct 1% for
each word I find on page 3);
2. Double spacing, 1 inch borders, 12-point times
12roman font (5% off for non-conformity)
non3. Write qu...
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- Spring '08
- Science, Media bias in the United States, pluralistic ignorance