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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 3CD3
Professor
Jennifer Ostovich
Semester
Winter

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Psych 3CD3     Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Intergroup Relations Creating a Strong Leader: Pro­Hitler Propaganda • A series of clips glorifying Hitler and Germany • This type of propaganda was useful in bolstering Hitler’s status as a strong leader Time’s Man of the Year (1938) • You have had the largest impact on the world than anyone else • Awarded this award due to his strength as a leader • Hitler must have had something going for him to garner so much support from his  country • Fundamental attributional error applied One Last Risk Factor • Intervention by external bystanders must be unlikely • What makes outside intervention unlikely? o Levine et al. o Cost­benefit analysis Summary • Relevant theories? o Automatic categorization and stereotyping  Illusory correlation, Dissonance reduction o Old school prejudice theories  Explains anything involving violence  Conflict theory often an explanation for genocide  Social identity theory explains a threat to identity (scapegoat) o Personality theories  Being more susceptible to aggressive ideas put forth by  government, F­scale, HINC  o Conformity  Obedience, Internalization, Bystander Intervention • When self­interest is pronounced, we are more likely to  intervene • Others? o How can I tie genocide to each concept? o PBS: Worse than War  Watch this documentary  Think about how well the movie dovetails with our discussion of  genocide Dealing with Atrocities The Problem • After a genocide o
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