Class Notes (809,390)
Canada (493,689)
Psychology (7,623)
PSYC12H3 (374)
Lecture 5

Lecture 5.docx

8 Pages
Unlock Document

University of Toronto Scarborough
Michael Inzlicht

Lecture 5 – Prejudiced Personality Police Officer’s Dilemma Correll et al. (2002) Expectancies about social categories guide interpretation Generalize from group to member Does Black stereotype affect shooting decisions? Method: • Videogame: Make shoot/don’t shoot decisions • Target is Black vs White • Target is holding gun vs. non-gun Prejudiced Personality Personality? How can we explain how a nation of people facilitated a Holocaust? • Kind of kicked off Psychology of Prejudice – how could this happen in a Western culture part of the world? Is there such a thing as a prejudiced personality? Authoritarianism Adorno: • Submissive to authority, strict adherence to social norms, rigid thinkers • Freudian Approach: Strict disciplinarian parents, project deviant impulses to out- group Altemeyer: • Submissive to authority, aggression towards outgroups, conventional thinking o “Equal opportunity bigot” – hates all outgroups • Politically conservative, equal opportunity bigots Social Dominance Orientation (SDO) Philosophical ideology and not personality Preference for inequality among social groups • Reward those who, theoretically, ‘work harder’ Higher status groups tend to be high in SDO SDO provides “legitimizing myth” Who is high and low in SDO? • Occupational status (Police vs. Public Defender) • Group status (Men vs. Women) Pratto & Shih (2000) High SDOs show more explicit bias Do they show implicit bias too? Method: • High and Low SDOs • Evaluative Priming Task o Presented with good and bad words; evaluate word o Before word, subjects primed with pronouns (Us vs Them) o Reaction Time for words paired with pronouns • Study 1 = High vs Low SDOs • Study 2 = High vs Low SDO after threat If you have a positive association with word, you will be closer to decide that it’s good Low SDO for us, show some ingroup favouritism. With them, they’re about even but are slightly faster with bad. High SDO, show some ingroup love. With them, about even. • Neither show outgroup derogation Low SDO, show some ingroup favouritism. But there is no outgroup derogation. High SDO, showing outgroup derogation. • Motivated cognition: they’ve been motivated by the threat to act out against it Results People generally show in-group bias (quicker to respond to good words proceeding “us”) When group is threatened: • High SDOs want to maintain high status and show out-group derogation • Low SDOs oppose group differences and reduce in-group bias Nazi Germany • Yes, charismatic
More Less

Related notes for PSYC12H3

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.