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Lecture 1 - Introduction

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC12H3
Professor
Michael Inzlicht
Semester
Winter

Description
PSYC12 - Psychology of Prejudice Lesson 1 - Introduction Prejudice o When is something prejudice? Content: What was said, how it was said, and is it a legitimate generalization? Intention: Was it meant to harm or is the comment meant as a joke? Conviction: Does the person truly believe what heshe said? Context: Would a white comedian say the same material that black comedians joke about? And would it be okay if that were to happen or would someone automatically think the white comedian to be a racist? Class Brainstorm of Definitions o Stereotype: categories, behaviourscharacteristics, short cuts for thinking, a cognitive process based on similarity between groups, learned from parents and culture, a generalized expectation which may OR may not be true. o Prejudice: Positivenegative attitudes, a biased attitude based on stereotypes, may be implicit or explicit (also for stereotypes), making emotional associations. o Discrimination: Actionsbehaviours based on prejudice and stereotypes, based on grou
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