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Lecture 2

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Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC12H3
Professor
Michael Inzlicht

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No class next week
Exams are noncumulative 50% text/lectures
I clicker question
oMen or women wealthier?
Class chose men
oBlacks or Whites wealthier?
Class chose Whites
oGroup that has most money?
Class chose White males
oIf car salesperson, and knowing what you do about stereotypes, to which group
would you quote the highest price for a new car?
Class chose white males but instead of 90% of the class its around 56%
Discrimination when buying a new car
oEverything across all types of men/women Blacks/Whites should be the same
such as their education level, what type of car, their clothing, and then see what
price the car salesperson gives the person
oShould be in vivo
oVisit multiple dealerships at different times
oEverything should be same except for gender and race
oEven same script
oAyres and Siegelman found that the INITIAL price quoted was at least $1000
dollars higher for Black males than White males
Experiment was naturalistic
A large number of confederates (actors) went to dealerships
oFemales (Black and White) had higher prices than White males
oDiscrimination because its action
www.notesolution.com
oCar salespeople being biased
oBlacks in lower SES have less money and more is being taken away
Categorizing and stereotyping is normal
oIt becomes dangerous when you assign values to these groups
Eg I like this group but I dont like that group
Contact theory
oMere contact with other people of other ethnicities can reduce prejudice
Categorization
oNatural process
oCannot help it
oNeed to categorize to move beyond primary processes
oEg what a table is
oOur brains are not infinite
So we build categories for these infinite stimuli
oMental shortcut and the way we learn
oEven though dont mean to categorize we do it spontaneously
oEg race, gender, age
oStudy of 6 people talking
3 women 3 men
Participants watching got surprise recall test after
Who said what
They were bad at it
But mistakes they made were very interesting
They confused what women said with one another
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No class next week Exams are noncumulative 50% textlectures I clicker question o Men or women wealthier? Class chose men o Blacks or Whites wealthier? Class chose Whites o Group that has most money? Class chose White males o If car salesperson, and knowing what you do about stereotypes, to which group would you quote the highest price for a new car? Class chose white males but instead of 90% of the class its around 56% Discrimination when buying a new car o Everything across all types of menwomen BlacksWhites should be the same such as their education level, what type of car, their clothing, and then see what price the car salesperson gives the person o Should be in vivo o Visit multiple dealerships at different times o Everything should be same except for gender and race o Even same script o Ayres and Siegelman found that the INITIAL price quoted was at least $1000 dollars higher for Black males than White males Experiment was naturalistic A large number of confederates (actors) went to dealerships o Females (Black and White) had higher prices than White males o Discrimination because its action www.notesolution.com
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