Ch 6 Notes- Social Psychology
Ch 6 Notes- Social Psychology PSYC 3520
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Social Psychology Brawley Chapter 6 Prejudice PREJUDICE 0 Virtually every racialethnic group 0 Most prejudice research focuses on African Americansblacks I Don t stereotype prejudice not just race disabilities diseases Asian women oldyoung people overweight homosexuals 0 Prejudice noun prejudiced adjective 0 Part of broader concept Group Antagonism 0 Affective negative feelings toward a group prejudice O Behavioral behaviors that disadvantage people based on their group membership discrimination 0 Cognitive thoughts or beliefs about typical characteristics of members of a group stereotype INGROUP OUTGROUP 0 Ingroup group to which you belong can have multiple 0 Outgroup group to which you don t belong 0 Consequences of inout groups 0 Ingroup Favoritism showing favor to members of your ingroup I EX Hiring an in group member over outgroup member 0 Assumed Similarity with ingroup members assume sharing beliefs and attitudes I EX All Clemson student feel the same about South Carolina 0 Outgroup Homogeneitv members of an outgroup are all similar to each other while you see members of ingroup as diverse I EX Young people think all older adults seem the same I EX Older adults think all young people seem the same APPLYING PREJUDICE Female Clemson student Her boyfriend Her grandma Her boyfriend s grandma 0 Ingroup Clemson students young grandchild gender 0 Who would she give the nicest gift to O Grandmas same gender 0 Who would she see as most similar to her and why 0 Boyfriend young same school 0 Grandma gender family Social Psychology Brawley OLDFASHIONED RACISM traditional racism against blacks in the United States 3993P Believing in white supremacy Segregation Discrimination in education and work Some whites still do this Some whites only partially support changing this Blacks in 2000 63 said blacks were discriminated against only 30 of whites said this whites may be less aware CURRENT RACISM Illusory Change expressing racist ideas are not socially acceptable buy many whites still don t support actions for equality Symbolic Racism modern racism whites may think blacks don t face discrimination and blacks just aren t making effort Averse Racism when whites have negative feelings toward blacks prejudice O Situation where fairness is important whites likely to treat everyone the same I EX Grading tests 0 Ambiguous situations whites likely to avoid blacks I EX Choosing a seat in class Implicit implied Stereotvpes welllearned associations that can be automatically evaluated 0 EX Older adults and frail boring 0 EX African Americans and good or bad 0 Implicit Association Test compares response time for stereotypeconsistent pairs should be faster to response time for stereotypeinconsistent pairs should be slower chart in notes Social Psychology Brawley REDUCING PREJUDICE I Socialization family and friends beliefs affect your beliefs 0 If your group promotes norms of tolerance then reduces prejudice 0 Start with or born into some groups later on can change your groups I Intergroup Contact members of different groups come into contact with one another 0 More contact more accurate perception of groups reduce prejudice 0 Most prejudice are least likely to contact 0 Contact Theorv contacts works best when members I Have a common goal I Have equal status I Have friendship 0 Frequently 0 Long enough I Institutional support I Recategorization members of different groups see themselves as part of one larger group APPLY TO CLEMSON 1 What would you do to make Clemson prejudicefree a Increase contact through activities i Sports have a common goal b One big group all part of Clemson family 2 Two groups males and females socialized to be prejudiced against each other a Meeting groups once a week more contact frequent long enough b Give them interactive classes gives them a social group with members of both groups c EX One girl who is extremely prejudiced against boys contact does not work