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Lecture 3

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Michael Inzlicht

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Cognitive o Stereotypes save us in terms of cognitive resources o Confirmation bias We dont see the world as it is, but as we are See through our own set of motivations, expectations etc Can also be in the physical structure of space Expectations can shape what they see and how other people behave Eg self-fulfilling prophecy Motivational o Stereotyping feels good o When were feeling bad we use stereotypes to make us feel better Iclicker o Would a racist have voted for Obama? Majority said no Case study that said racist couple is voting for Obama o One possibility may have engaged in sup-typing Categorize Obama as someone different, someones who not really black That way they could keep their stereotypes about black people Don Cherry o Somewhat bigoted o Before used to talk poorly of French Canadians, Europeans not that great o But when interrogated about it he said he loves French people and some of his very good friends are French o So his good friends are fenced off from all the other French people so theyre treated differently
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