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Lecture 6

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Lecture 24
oPrejudice
oThere is a conflict/ competition b/w groups
oSome definitions
oPrejudice: a negative attitude towards a distinguishable group
Target = identifiable groups of people
Not behavior
oDiscrimination: a harmful negative behavior toward members of a group
Prejudice becomes a behavior
Has more impact
Laws tend to target discrimination
oStereotype: beliefs about members of a group
Tend to be shared beliefs or individual stereotypes
Usually consensual
oStudying stereotypes
oThe first scientific study of stereotypes was conducted by Katz and Braly
in 1933
oAdjective checklist
oMost common adjectives = stereotypes
oPlymouth drivers- fat
oBuicks= old people
oStereotypes can change
oThey found the following stereotypes:
Japanese: intelligent, hardworking, progressive
Chinese: superstitious, sly, conservative
Italians: artistic, impulsive, passionate
British: sportsmanlike, intelligent, conventional
Black: superstitious, lazy, happy- go lucky
oStereotype accuracy
oAre stereotypes accurate?
Yes/ no
oYes: research comparing stereotypes with known statistics about groups
has shown stereotypes to be relatively accurate
Cant dismiss that ideas of a group exist
oNo: there are many misconceptions about minorities. Immigrants are
thought to be less educated than native Canadians, but this is false. Stats
Can data shows that they are better educated and in better health
But also can be inaccurate that might reflect
Sense of seniority
Immigrant- less intelligence
oBut immigrants are more educated than Canadian
born
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Lecture 24 o Prejudice o There is a conflict competition bw groups o Some definitions o Prejudice: a negative attitude towards a distinguishable group Target = identifiable groups of people Not behavior o Discrimination: a harmful negative behavior toward members of a group Prejudice becomes a behavior Has more impact Laws tend to target discrimination o Stereotype: beliefs about members of a group Tend to be shared beliefs or individual stereotypes Usually consensual o Studying stereotypes o The first scientific study of stereotypes was conducted by Katz and Braly in 1933 o Adjective checklist o Most common adjectives = stereotypes o Plymouth drivers- fat o Buicks= old people o Stereotypes can change o They found the following stereotypes: Japanese: intelligent, hardworking, progressive Chinese: superstitious, sly, conservative Italians: artistic, impulsive, passionate British: sportsmanlike, intelligent, conventional Black: superstitious, lazy, happy- go lucky o Stereotype accuracy o Are stereotypes accurate? Yes no o Yes: research comparing stereotypes with known statistics about groups has shown stereotypes to be relatively accurate Cant dismiss that ideas of a group exist o No: there are many misconceptions about minorities. Immigrants are thought to be less educated than native Canadians, but this is false. Stats Can data shows that they are better educated and in better health But also can be inaccurate that might reflect Sense of seniority Immigrant- less intelligence o But immigrants are more educated than Canadian born www.notesolution.com
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