18 what are the causes and consequences of prejudice

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18. What are the causes and consequences of prejudice and how does an individual’s response to it reveal his/her morals, ethics, and values? Culture: Values, Beliefs & Rituals
1. How do individuals develop values and beliefs? 2. What factors shape our values and beliefs? 3. How do values and beliefs change over time? 4. How does family play a role in shaping our values and beliefs? 5. Why do we need beliefs and values? 6. What happens when belief systems of societies and individuals come into conflict? 7. When should an individual take a stand in opposition to an individual or larger group? 8. When is it appropriate to challenge the beliefs or values of society? 9. To what extent do belief systems shape and/or reflect culture and society? 10. How are belief systems represented and reproduced through history, literature, art, and music? 11. How do beliefs, ethics, or values influence different people’s behavior? 12. How do individuals reconcile competing belief systems within a given society (e.g., moral beliefs conflicting with legal codes)? 13. When a person’s individual choices are in direct conflict with his/her society, what are the consequences? 14. What is morality and what are the factors that have an impact on the development of our morality? 15. What role or purpose does religion / spirituality serve in a culture? 16. What purpose or function do ethics / philosophy have in governing technological advances? 17. How do our values and beliefs shape who we are as individuals and influence our behavior? Adversity, Conflict, and Change 1. How does conflict lead to change? 2. What problem-solving strategies can individuals use to manage conflict and change? 3. How does an individual’s point of view affect the way they deal with conflict? 4. What personal qualities have helped you to deal with conflict and change? 5. How might if feel to live through a conflict that disrupts your way of life?
6. How does conflict influence an individual’s decisions and actions? 7. How are people transformed through their relationships with others? 8. What is community and what are the individual’s responsibility to the community as well as the community’s responsibility to the individual? Utopia and Dystopia 1. How would we define a utopian society? 2. How has the concept of utopia changed over time and/or across cultures or societies? 3. What are the ideals (e.g., freedom, responsibility, justice, community, etc.) that should be honored in a utopian society? 4. Why do people continue to pursue the concept of a utopian society? 5. How do competing notions of what a utopian society should look like lead to conflict? 6. What are the purposes and/or consequence of creating and/or maintaining a dystopian society? 7. What is the relationship between differences and utopia? Chaos and Order 1. What is the importance of civilization and what factors support or destroy its fabric? 2. What are the positive and negative aspects of both chaos and order? 3. What are the responsibilities and consequences of this new world order described as “global”? 4. What role does chaos play in the creative process?

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