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Lecture 16

PSYB10H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Aversive Racism, Gordon Allport, Nipple


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYB10H3
Professor
Elizabeth Page- Gould
Lecture
16

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Intergroup Processes
Its not possible to know every one that is part of your racial group
~u don’t have to know everyone in order to be part of that social group
Intergroup processes: when different groups interact with others or think about others, could be overall
perception of certain group—doesn’t have to be interaction
Social Identity theory
-easier way :vicariously, u feel u are a little bit better b/c your group is better
Categorization-v categorize people in to group very quickly
-creates out-group and in-group
New thinking: low in cognition need
People who are high in cognition need don’t stereotype as much as people in low cognition need
Cog. Miser-v have limited resources, diff from laziness
We categorize people based on shared features, these shared features can be extremely trivial-
minimal groups-In-group and out groups can be formed on superficial features
Minimal group paradigm
Random assignment: underestimators and overestimators
how much should under get and over get?
~categorization happens immediately and happens on superficial things
Identification- which group u identify yourself with
Effects are dependent on how much you identify yourself with that group
Comparison- how u compare your group to other groups
In group favouritism: Highly dependent on how u currently identify yourself with a group
Destinctiveness
We desire distinctiveness of our group b/c in absence of it , there is no reason to get positive self-regard on
basis b/c your group isn’t that different
Realistic Conflict theory
Results in increased prejudice
Robbers Cave Experiment
-Phase 1: activities were within group, no idea that there is diff group, all to identify themselves with the
group
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