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Department
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Course
PS200
Professor
David Shim
Semester
Fall

Description
Class Notes: November 5, 2012 Motivation Decrement Process Performance  Reward   Motivation   Performance  This becomes a vicious cycle, a “no win scenario”. Robert Brooks – Both children and adults need “charismatic adults,” or adult role models. Effects of Discrimination 1) Motivation and performance decreases 2) Negative outlook (jaded) - may be an impetus 3) Difficult to handle psychologically 4) Play out stereotyped roles 5) “Atypical role” = placed in a role against one’s group 6) Subjective element in stereotyping a) “Shifting standards” = using one group as a standard b) “Subjective scales” = judging people on scales that are open to interpretation *Fundamental attribution error Quota system = elevates some people to a certain standard Origins of Prejudice and Discrimination 1) Our “hard-wired” tendencies (tribal/evolutionary survival)
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