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Social Psychology

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Social Psychology PSY 235

Newton Cormier
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Carlos Navarrete

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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Newton Cormier on Saturday September 19, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 235 at Michigan State University taught by Carlos Navarrete in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 75 views. For similar materials see /class/207551/psy-235-michigan-state-university in Psychlogy at Michigan State University.

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Date Created: 09/19/15
H 8 3 PSY 235H Social PsychologyHonors Fall 2012 Exam 3 Study Guide Prejudice Stereotyping and Discrimination As usual you should know it all particularlywith respect to Stereotype Threat Social Identity Theory and Social Dominance Theory The Gender Gap in Academic Achievement Remember you will not be expected to know the answer to its cause because no one knows But you should know what the facts are regarding the growing gap as well as the recent closing of the math gap The Behavioral Immune System Theory and the Psychology of Buried Prejudice There is a reading for each of these topics posted on Angel in Prejudice and Discrimination a Behavioral Immune System BIS i What is the BIS theory How is its logic of llbetter safe than sorry similar to the logic of error management theory ii What are some of the evidence for BIS b Buried Prejudice i Know the llfast factsquot and the sections on Beating Back Prejudice and Taking Control ii Know the information on pages 3526 regarding danger perceptions of African Americans and how children learn some aspects of bias from their parents Yale quotBaby Lab Research on bias and moralityhtt wwwcbsnewscom video watch id50135408nampta a i a Make sure you understand the results of all experiments presented in the video Haidt s Moral Foundations Theoryhttpwww ted haidt on the moral mindhtml a What are the five moral foundations and what are their associated virtues b Which foundations are primarily used by Liberals and which ones do Conservatives use more than Liberals The Haidt 2007 Science article posted in Angel in the political psychologyfolder reinforces the information in the video Study Figure 1 and understand what it means Dennett on Religionhtt IwatchvMpcpPTP tR0 a What happens to ants and mice who are hosts to organisms that affect their nervous systems How is religion to humans like nervous system parasites are to antsmice Social scientists have long argued that religion evolved to reinforce our cooperative instincts or to have palliativeeffects on our existential angst What is Dennett s llnewI view on the function of religion Whose interests does it serve Dennett on Free Will and DeterminismhttpwwwyoutubecomwatchvUtai74H39PJE a When science writer Robert Wright asks philosopher Dan Dennett why deterministic forces such as natural selection do not hinder free will Dennett answers thatselection gives rise to quotevitabilityquot What does he mean by evitability b Wright mentions that some views of free will imply that acceptingdeterminism means that the future is unchangeable Why does Dennett think this is false c Wright states that some argue that in order for quottruequot free will to exist we must be able to exercise unrestrained capricious choice Dennett rejects such definitions of free will and calls them llbizarre metaphysical conceitsquot The video ends here because Dennett had already answered the question earlier with his discussion of evitability What do you think it is it about the llexplosion of evitability that makes the kinds of choices that we have still a kind of llfree will worth having I u Li Squot Inl Ih IhP 9 l


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