Midterm 1 Study Guide
Midterm 1 Study Guide 10A
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Chicanao 10A Midterm Study Guide Terms Define each term m 12 sen temes 1 SelfIdentity a Who am I b Personal Identity Social Identity i Social psychology teaches us that our selfidentity is made up from our personal and social identity Hurtado reading 2 Personal Identity a What are my unique personal qualities and characteristics b Hurtado amp GurinTextbook definition i An aspect of the selfcomposed of psychological traits and dispositions that give us personal uniqueness These activities are universal components of how individuals de ne who they are c Examples i I am musical I am a musician ii I enjoy talking about sports iii I am passionate about urban justice issues I am a revolutionary iv I love to cook v I enjoy painting I am an artist vi I am funny vii I am observant 3 Social Identity a Hurtado amp GurinTextbook definition i The aspects of an individual s selfidentity that derive from his or her knowledge of being a member of categories and groups together with the value and emotional significance attached to those memberships b What social identity is created from i social categorization ii social comparison iii psychological work c Examples i I am Chicano ii I am Mexican iii I am Catholic iv I am a man 4 Social Categorization Putting people into boxes a Socially categorizing people based on their nationality race language ethnicity skin color or any other social or physical characteristic b Examples i He s Filipino ii She s white iii He s rich iv He s ajock c Not limited to raceethnic background categorizing 5 Social Comparison a When we compare the groups we are a part of to other groups around us b Example i Does my group have more or less power and prestige than the groups I see around me c Textbook definition i Once individuals are categorized they tend to compare the groups to which they belong with other groups in society ii The status and relative wealth of one s groups achieve signi cance in relation to perceived differences from other groups and in relation to the value placed on those differences 6 Psychological Work a Cognitive and emotional effort aimed at reversing the stigma associated with membership in a problematic social group b Turning negative social identities into positive ones 0 Prompted by the desire to achieve a positive sense of distinctiveness 1 Examples i Chicano ii Black iii AB540 7 Unproblematic Social Identity a Memberships in groups that are socially valued or accorded privilege b Group membership gives a positive sense of distinctiveness and creates no stigma 8 Problematic Social Identity a Involves membership in groups that are looked down upon by society b Membership creates stigmashamehumiliation c Problematic group memberships are most likely to become social identities 1 Examples i Chicano ii Black iii undocumented in the US 9 Consciousness a Refers to whether individuals are aware that the groups they belong to hold a certain status either powerful or not in society b Whether they decide to take action and change this status not just for themselves but for other members of the group as well 10 Traditional Chicano Social Identity 3 Defining Characteristics a Cultural pride i Pride in Mexican culture history ii Ackowledges mestizaje or the process of mixture of Spanish and indigenous cultures iii Special emphasis upon indigenous heritage b Consciousness i Awareness that ChicanosLatinos are and have been unfairly treated in a discriminatory manner ii Committed to bring social change c Commitment to activism i Lifestyle of social activism and advocacy on behalf of ChicanoLatino community through education law politics medicine etc Filling Mi Familia Essay question will examine application of social identity theory to characters in the film Compare 2 characteristics from the lm Mi Familia in terms of psychological work and the social identity theory Characters I can mention 1 Jose a the head of the family 2 Maria a mom of the family 3 Chucho a brother in family who was supposed to die at the river as a baby but survived and was shot by the police b gang affiliated 4 Irene a the oldest sister who got married in the beginning of the movie 5 Jimmy a the eXconvict who witnessed his brother s murder by the police when he was a child Characters I will be comparing 6 Memo Toni a Both socially identify as Mexicans b Both Catholics c Memo socially identifies as a man d Toni as a woman e They both use social comparison to understand that their group s status and wealth are lower than other groups i However they deal with it in different ways 7 Toni a sister and nun who turned into a social activist b performs psychological work in which she puts cognitivethought and emotional effort into reversing the stigma associated with membership in her problematic social group c she is a social activist i intends to bring about social change ii feels strongly against deporting immigrants so she works toward that change iii tries to find ways to end injustice and create strong communities which encourage economic social and psychological health d one example of Toni performing psychological work is when she puts cognitive thought into saving a girl from being deported e Memo could potentially use his career as a lawyer to explore social activism and perform psychological wealth however the most we see in the move relating to his career is the scene where he brings his fiance home a brother and UCLA lawyer b Assimilates to the American culture c His problematic social identity creates a stigma because he knows that his group is looked down upon d He wants to be part of his ance and her parents unproblematic social identities i How 1 He distinguishes that he was born in California just like them 2 He pressures his father Jose to state that Jose s greatgreat uncle was not buried in the backyard when in fact he was a This is a huge lie and covers up much of their family s pride and history b The greatgreat uncle was proud to have been born in Mexico before the US turned it into California e his fiance and her parents have unproblematic social identities i they are members of groups that are socially valued and accorded privilege The psychological work that assimilation does for Memo is f Assimilating helps Memo perform psychological work which is the cognitive and emotional effort aimed at reversing the stigma associated with membership in a problematic social group i Turning negative social identities into positive ones ii Prompted by the desire to achieve a positive sense of distinctiveness g Consciousness Memo conscious about how the group he belongs to holds a certain status not powerful in society i He does take action to change this status but not for other members of the group as well only for himself ii Toni is conscious and she takes actions for other members of the group via her work as a social activist
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