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Lecture 2

PSYC12H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Minimal Group Paradigm

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Michael Inzlicht

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stereotypes are
help us make predictions
minimal group paradigm
we feel a connection and similarity on more dimensions than one
the media
how is it biased?
African-Americans are heavily presented in News stories about crime
accurate representation?
biased representation?
perpetrators and victims tend to be of the same race
ex. White on White, Black on Black
most of the time, African Americans are victims of crime
BUT Black on White crime is more likely to make the news
kids notice race and clear preference of race at around 12 months old
parents will only influence children when children identify with the parent
when you identify with your parents and their prejudice is low, yours will also be low
when your parents are prejudiced and you like your parents, you will be prejudiced as well -
INVERSE when you do not identify with your parents
if your parents are egalitarian, because you do not identify with them, you are prejudiced
if your parents are prejudiced, because you do not identify with them, you are egalitarian
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