PSYC 2100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: Ambivalent Sexism, Employment Discrimination, Stereotype Threat

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Prejudice: a 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) Discrimination: refers to unequal treatment of different people based on the groups or categories to which they belong. Common forms: racism, sexism, homophobia, religious discrimination, ageism. Stenotypes: are the beliefs about the characteristics of a group of people as a whole. These beliefs can be good or bad e. g. good at math vs. lazy. Stenotypes can be thought of as a cognitive framework or schema. Common prejudices most prejudices come from external characteristics that are readily visible. People can also be prejudice toward others based on beliefs, religion or sexual orientation. Cat people vrs dog person person with cat posters all over the wall and you"re a dog person and you came up with a prejudice about that person.

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