PSY220H1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 11: Honor Killing, American Jews, Ultimate Attribution Error

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Reflective of the dark past of racism and discrimination in can. Aboriginals are the most disadvantaged population in can. Stereotypes - beliefs that associate a whole group of people with certain traits: we all have them, rely on it to describe people diff/ from us, can lead to prejudice. Prejudice - hostile or negative feelings about people based on their membership in a certain group. Discrimination - behavior directed against persons because of their membership in a particular group. Researcher suggest we may behave bad towards others when we feel bad about ourselves. Another study on explicit & implicit self-esteem: explicit: self-esteem one has expressed about one-self. Measured w/ self-reports: implicit: one"s evaluation of one-self that may exist beyond one"s awareness. Computer based reaction tests to measure it: results: Subjects who have high explicit self-esteem but low implicit self-esteem behave more defensively. These subjects also suggested harsher punishment to abor/ student compared to white student; reflective of prejudice.

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