PSYC12 – Lecture 1
Let’s Talk about Prejudice
10 minutes into chapter 2 – bigoted – being racist –anti-semetic racist borat
and Chappell's show – comedy central – took off africa not came back. Talk
about them but may or not believe them.
What was actually said
When is something prejudice?
• Is it true or not meant to harm or just joke
• I don’t think he really believes chicken was only for black.
• e.g. Seinfeld, Michael Richards – he thought he would be funny but not
perceive that way. Richards cannot do it anyway, context has something to
do with it.
- Descriptive pictures in your head
mental shortcut (thinking)
cognitive process based on similarity between groups
From culture (from parents)
Inherently lazy so generalize form groups and help perceive world.
generalized expectation may or may not be true.
Anyone in different in contexts – muslims in america Vs. muslims in middle
Bias negative or positive - evaluation
bias attitude based on stereotypes – perceive traits people have
implicit vs. explicit (unaware of themselves) – can be true for both
stereotypes and prejudice. Bias reaction indicative of positive attitude. Bias
information to like in-groups and out group bias. E,g,