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Transcript of PREJUDICE

What types of social categorization are there? How accurate are stereotypes? Which functions do stereotypes have? What are the definitions of prejudice? rejudice Three component definition - Allport:




- behaviour towards members of a group on account of their membership of that group - process of symplifying the environment

- basis social categories (gender, race and age)

- other important information (nationality, attractiveness, sexual orientation, religion, specific aspects of the physical appearance as weight, disability status, skin tone) - percentage estimates
- considering the perceived dispersion.

- kernel of truth
- over- and underestimating
- assuming Accuracy What will we learn today? - definitions of prejudice
- difference between prejudice, stereotypes and discrimination
- social categorization
- stereotypes accuracy
- functions of stereotypes What is the essence? What should we keep in mind? What are stereotypes and discrimination in relation to prejudice? Philipps-University Marburg
Faculty 04 – Psychology
Seminar: Prejudice (summer term 2013)
Assistant professor: Dr. Julia Becker
Referee: Marc Kaiser
Date: 2013/04/23 prejudice -> negative reaction

stereotypes -> positive and negative properties

discrimination -> behavior towards others because of their membership in a certain group. - Cognitive Function -> reducing complex stimulus to manageable level.

- Ego-Defensive Function -> protect an individual's self-concept

- Social Adjustment Function -> adopt the stereotypes which social groups, they want to fit in Prejudice has three different components

goes along with stereotypes and discrimination

attitude and behavior towards others only because of their membership in a certain group.

categorize our world using stereotypes

kernel of truth, but difficult to measure

Assuming stereotypes accuracy is dangerous

Stereotypes have certain functions

cognitive function seems to be a basic explanation of why we are able to orient in the world Literature Akert, R., Aronson, E., Wilson, T., Sozialpsychologie. Pearson, München 2008
Hogg, M., Vaughan, G.:Social Psychology. Pearson, Harlow 2011
Whitley, B., Kite, M. The psychology of prejudice and discrimination. Belmont, CA: Thomson
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