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Individual & Society Final Exam

by: Jennifer Nowak

Individual & Society Final Exam General Education 130

Jennifer Nowak
Heather Neimeier

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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by Jennifer Nowak on Saturday December 12, 2015. The Study Guide belongs to General Education 130 at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater taught by Heather Neimeier in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 30 views. For similar materials see INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY (GS) in General at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater.


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Date Created: 12/12/15
Stereotyping Discrimination and Prejudice stereotyping beliefs or expectations about a particular group thoughts prejudice feelings about a particular group discrimination different actions taken due to a group Why do people have stereotypes cognitive efficiency schemas look for and find schemas consistent with stereotypes fail to see or manipulate inconsistent information assimilate gt accommodate Tokenism when success of a few individuals is seen as evidence that discrimination no longer exists assumption that others must not be qualified hides structural roadblocks leads to self blame deters collective protest by disadvantaged groups Affects to person seen as token perceived negativity by coworkers assumed not to be qualified damage to confidence In group homogeneity see our own group as similar to each other In group differentiation tendency to see members of our own group as heterogeneous Out group homogeneity tendency to see out group members as similar to each other Theories of the development of prejudice self esteem threat threat to perceived value of own group Covert discrimination subtle makes it seem like they are not actually prejudiced Overt discrimination open hatred toward a group Modern racism concealing prejudice in public but expressing it with others with same view resentment of perceived benefits minorities receive denial of discrimination Power Race and Gender Race as a myth race group of people perceived physical characteristics distinguish it from another group race is a social not biological construct genes control characteristics but not race idea of race is real cultural importance need to label Race vs Ethnicity race social construct of physical characteristics ethnicity cultural characteristics shared by a group ethnic identity most likely to have a strong identity when smaller number less number look different than national identity experience discrimination Individual vs Institutional Discrimination individual one person institutional societal level jobs home amp mortgage rentals health lntergroup Relations between dominant and minority groups 1 genocide holocaust nNanda Bosnia Native Americans 2 Population transfer indirect Jews in Russia direct Japanese internment camps WWII 3 Internal Colonialism exploitation of minority group for economic gain 4 Segregation formal segregation by race 5 Assimilation integration of minority groups into dominant culture 6 Multiculturalism minority groups maintain unique identities lnternalized prejudice minority group members take on norms of dominant group and believe stereotypes of own group Women amp Gender Studies examines the world and human beings from women s experiences correct inattention to women s issues in many fields


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