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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC12H3
Professor
Michael Inzlicht
Semester
Winter

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Maintenance of Stereotypes PSYC12Lec 3 Maintenance of Stereotypes CognitiveSubtypingRefence stereotypedisconfirming individuals idea is that we can create a fence around certain admired ppl who would otherwise shatter the stereotype and say that they are special and have characteristics that the rest of the group doesnt have Obamayea hes black but he has special qualities hes better than black this allows us to preserve our stereotypesAllows for maintenance of stereotypesprejudiceAllows people to feel nonprejudiced Macrae MilneBodenhausen 1994 Humans have developed cognitive tools allowing us to analyze social environment efficientlyStereotypes are one of these toolsThey allow us to forego effortful individuation dont need to think about every exemplar we see infront of usThey make useful predictionsWhen taxed people use stereotypesAre stereotypes ener
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