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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 3CD3
Professor
Jennifer Ostovich
Semester
Winter

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Psych 3CD3  Thursday, February 6, 2014 Intergroup Relations RGCT Experimental Research Maduxx et al. (2008) • We have both positive and negative affective responses towards American Asians • Asians are a model minority­ they do better than all ethnic groups on a lot of  things i.e. highest median income, highest high school completion rates, and  graduation rates, also have the lowest incarceration rates • Ambitious, hardworking, intelligent, mathematical, intelligent, obedient • Antisocial, cold, cunning, deceitful, narrow minded, nerdy, selfish, sly • People endorse both sides of the stereotypes towards Asians • When in a state of negative interdependence, people felt the negative stereotypes  towards Asians • Trivia test­ subjects sit down at a computer; the more you get right, the better o Randomly assigned to a topic: science (association), pop culture (no  association) o Encourage subjects to do the best they can o Their test marks will be compared with the scores of others: randomly  assigned o Essentially, the subject has an opponent who is randomly assigned o If you do better, you double your money, and vice versa o Puts you into a zero sum game with your opponent o Opponent­ 20 year old male that is white or Asian o Competing in science of pop culture o Might feel in the science pop quiz that there is a real threat since Asians  are supposed to be really good at science o Did rankings on liking and warmth of other groups o When you believe that your opponent is Asian, and you’r
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