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Psychology II Lecture 24
-prejudice is a negative attitude toward a group of people
-it is an attitude, not behaviour
-behaviour would be considered as discrimination
Stereotype
-Katz and Braly conducted an experiment of stereotype in Princeton University
-students were asked to check the appropriate adjectives that describe the cultural group
-a consent and agreement about the characteristics of each cultural group
-a change in American perspective about the Japan after the sudden Pearl Harbour attack
-thought Japanese was treacherous
Are stereotype accurate?
-stereotype is pretty accurate overall
-pinpoint characteristics of group
-but inaccuracy in superiority, no one group is higher than the other group
-ex. immigrants are less educated or less healthier
Causes of prejudice
-people that are brought up in a prejudiced environment
-associate negative feeling toward a certain group
-bad economic time
-unemployment
-struggle to find job
-immigrants compete with local people for the same job
-bossy boss
-retaliate against boss
-look for scapegoat
-frustration
-express it against minority
-personality
-psychodynamic theory
-authoritarian parents cause the kids to obey and dislike them simultaneously
-express anger to the minority
-norm of being superior than other groups
-conformity, scared of what others will think about him by having a certain type of though
Institutional Prejudice
-apartheid
-sexual orientation, homosexuality
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Prejudice is a negative attitude toward a group of people. Katz and braly conducted an experiment of stereotype in princeton university. Students were asked to check the appropriate adjectives that describe the cultural group. A consent and agreement about the characteristics of each cultural group. A change in american perspective about the japan after the sudden pearl harbour attack. But inaccuracy in superiority, no one group is higher than the other group. Ex. immigrants are less educated or less healthier. People that are brought up in a prejudiced environment. Immigrants compete with local people for the same job. Authoritarian parents cause the kids to obey and dislike them simultaneously. Conformity, scared of what others will think about him by having a certain type of though.

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