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Department
Health Studies
Course
HLTC22H3
Professor
Michelle Silver
Semester
Fall

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PSYC12 – Lecture 1 • Rwandan genocide o 100 days nearly 1mil people killed  • Indonesian riots o Not random – certain stores were targeted  Ones that were owned by Chinese Indonesians  • Symbolic racism/modern racism o Peoples outrage of a mosque being built in Toronto, an empty space o Symbolic because they are not outwardly opposed to Muslims but inwardly are  • People have a harder time empathizing with people when it is not of their own race­  actually in the brain  • When is something prejudice? o Content  o Intention  o Conviction o Context  • Define:  o Stereotype – list of traits  o Prejudice – affective/emotional – evaluation we have about people o Discrimination – behaviour that is linked to stereotype • A little history… o How is it possible for a society to create normal people and thn people like Hitler? o Stereotypes were seen as abnormal – now they are seen as com
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