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Notes on prejudice and stereotypes

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Notes on prejudice and stereotypes SOC101

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Sophia Mattera
Introductory Sociology
Dr. Richard Fey

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These notes cover theories and descriptions of prejudice, stereotypes, discrimination, and the ways in which people use them.
Introductory Sociology
Dr. Richard Fey
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sociology, ASU, Stereotypes, Prejudice, Education, soc, theories, discrimination, racism
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Date Created: 03/17/16
SOC 101 31716 class notes Prejudice 0 Negative ridged and irrational generalizations about an entire group of people Stereotyping o Prejudiced description of an entire category of people Stereotypes 0 May have a quotgrain of truthquot 0 Overgeneralizes o Emphasizes negative aspects 0 Underestimates group variability Levels of prejudice 0 Cognitive level ldea or thought all members are lumped together 0 Emotional level Attached feeling to an idea Learning to feel anger towards a group 0 Actionorientation level Predisposition to act More likely to verbally or physically attack a targeted group Not the action but the prejudice of it Theories of prejudice o Scapegoat theory Blaming others for personal troubles Targeted selection and then aggression o Authoritarian theory The quotArchie bunkerquot theory Thinking along the lines of a birthright quotIt s not my fault I was born this wayquot 0 Culture of prejudice The socialization experience Its normal for people to prejudice others 0 Con ict theory Selfjusti cation for the rich and powerful in America Vocabulary of attribution 0 Trying to blame an population for all these problems on them 0 Scapegoat theory Discrimination o Verbalization joes racial slurs comments 0 Exclusion Keeping people marginal o Avoidance Not traveling in certain areas 0 Physical abuse Physical attacks Racism o The belief that on racial category is innately superior or inferior to another 0 A very powerful and destructive form of prejudice that remains very much alive today The vicious cycle of prejudice and discrimination 0 Stage One prejudice and discrimination 0 Stage two social disadvantage 0 Stage three innate inferiority Relationship patterns 0 Pluralism Distinct groups with parity 0 Segregation Physical and social distance 0 Genocide One group quotkills offquot another group or culture Improving things 0 Education Multicultural education Learn to appreciate diversity 0 Meaningful contact Desire to change Honest selfcritique of lifestyle Plan for increasing social contact


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