PSYC 2100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Contact Hypothesis, Subtyping, Stereotype Threat

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A + b + c = attitude about a particular group. Prejudice: an attitude or feeling toward an individual based solely on that individual"s membership in a certain group. This attitude is an evaluative judgement (liking or disliking) Racism: prejudiced attitudes towards a particular race: attitude toward someone. Discrimination: unequal treatment of different people based on the groups or categories to which they belong. Common forms: racism, sexism, homophobia, religious discrimination, ageism: action towards someone. Stereotyping: beliefs that associate groups of people with certain traits, beliefs about the characteristics of a group of people as a whole. Good or bad: thought of as a schema or framework, mental shortcuts that we make to make snap judgements about a person or group. Mostly depict outgroups as inferior or having negative traits: in-group us : people who belong to the same category than we do.

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