Unformatted text preview: bout the social world and that enable them to simplify, categorize, and order their world One way people do this? STEREOTYPES ►Stereotypes Generalized beliefs and expectancies about a particular group negative or positive the outgrowth of our tendency to categorize and organize the vast amount of information we encounter in our everyday lives (aka schemas) Often have harmful consequences Can lead to prejudice ► Prejudice attitude
► Discrimination behavior The Roots of Prejudice and Discrimination
► Realistic Conflict Theory The notion that prejudices arise when social groups must compete for scarce economic resources ► Us vs. Them Ingroup (a social group with a strong sense of togetherness and from which others are excluded) Outgroup (a social group specifically identified by the ingroup as not belonging) ► ►
► ► People tend to stereotype members of outgroups as they view them as having less diversity (e.g., thinking all elderly people are the same)
Tend to like ingroup members more
Ingroup members expected to have more desirable traits
View outgroup as unworthy of ingroup membership The Roots of Prejudice and Discrimination
► Social Learning Theory Involves modeling and reinforcement Attitudes of hatred and prejudice learned the same way a...
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- Winter '13