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University of Toronto St. George
Dwayne Pare

Lecture 4: Modern Prejudice 70 MCQ Chapters 1-5 Bodenhausen et al and greenwald et al Chapters 1-5 How to people control their own mind thoughts – Wegner  Actively trying to not think about something it’s extremely difficult, so you think about it more than not thinking it about at all  Ironic  Great way to deal with stereotypes is by suppressing them, is not a good idea Mental Control  Control is modeled with feedback groups  Need a goal – don’t want to think about something  Motor of control – some way to stop thinking about it (erase from mind)  Monitor – detects when goal is not being met, what you want is diff from what you have o Will detect when you are thinking about the suppressed thought and feedbacks into operating system and now you will push the thought away  Thermostat works in same way  Operating process takes a lot of energy  Monitoring process is resource free, not much energy needed to detect things in one’s mind o When operating process is inactive, monitoring process is always active o Eventually you get tired of suppressing the thought, so monitoring process notices those times it comes up  Suppression works short term, but not long term  Applied broadly for emotion regulation Macrae, Bodenhausen, Milne  Suppressing stereotypes worked in the short term, but when relaxed, they come back up again  Thing they were trying to suppress was hyperaccessible  Asked people to suppress stereotypes of skinheads o Many of us don’t like them so may be easy o Given picture of someone who looks like a skin head and write about him  Some people told to suppress stereotypes  Others told to write a story freely  Lexical decision task o Shown letter strings and told to judge if they are English words or non English words o Check speed of reaction time towards words that may or may not represent typical stereotypes of skinheads  Shorter reaction time = more activation of construct Will people react differently to words related to skin head stereotype? Will people who suppressed thoughts about skinheads, were they actually thinking about skingheads as reflected in the lexical decision task? Those who suppressed stereotypes of skin heads in the previous task now in the current task had those stereotypes hyper accessible  Those who didn’t suppress, thought about stereotypes less  Suppression doesn’t work, but also does the opposite of what was intended  Had people suppress thoughts about suppression vs not suppressing o Now interact with person you wrote a story about o Person went to washroom, please sit in a chair o One chair has a black leather jacket with 6 other chairs in the room further and closer to the black jacket o Looked at where the person sat in the room closer or further from the black jacket o Found that people who suppressed stereotypes sat further from black jacket than if they didn’t suppress at all o Affects thoughts and behaviors = suppression  People are okay with stereotyping skinheads  Some evidence that it predicts behavior Modern Prejudice 100 years after abolishment of slavery, there was a caste system where everything was separate for blacks and whites Mcgill in Canada only accepted a certain number of jews every year Town in montreal had housing quotos for number of jews allowed in their community in 21 century Chinese head tax for immigrants coming into Canada $500 No longer get people to openly admit what they think about other races No one overtly expresses their stereotypic thoughts  Prejudice has changed forms, but not disappeared Modern racism  Illegal  Resistance of affirmative action – equalize the playing field, disporprotionately accept people from underrepresented groups o May not be fair, but in long view is fair because prejudice has been around  Intergroup marriages o Not common to see different races together o Less common within within group marriages o Some places in states for a black person to marry a white person  Housing o Resistance to mosque being built in a certain area Old fashioned vs Modern Racism  By today’s standards, scale is still racist Modern Racism  Attach slavery as being racism from the past  Don’t like people trying to change their culture, not that I don’t like Chinese or black pe
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