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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 3CD3
Professor
Jennifer Ostovich
Semester
Winter

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Psych 3CD3       Monday, January 6, 2014 Intergroup Relations Allport (1954) • First textbook on prejudice o Predicted a lot of things about stereotypes o Took big steps towards understanding the types of intergroup situations he  was seeing • Old sayings and stories o Illustrated the pervasiveness of poor intergroup relations • Early Canadian research o Wax (1948) o Effects of last names on resort bookings  Resorts not getting enough bookings  Advertising all over the newspapers to get clients  Sent out 100 requests written by Mr. Lockwood asking whether he  could book some rooms for himself and his wife  Wrote the exact same letters under the name Greenberg (Jewish)  Collected replies from the resorts and compared offers  Lockwood did well (95­96% response rate); Greenberg got only  half the amount of replies and only got an offer about a third of the  time  Resorts would rather suffer than let someone named Greenberg  stay at their resort despite the difficult economic times The Modern World • Effects of globalization, multiculturalism o Gives the opportunity for interactions between cultures, but it also gives  an equally large opportunities to express stereotypes in the form of  discrimination o Usually made more a negative than a positive opportunity o Very easy for us to use stereotypes; also easy to dislike someone based on  the fact that they
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