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1 s.saterfield, 20061 Chapter 11 Prepared by S. Saterfield From The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination, Whitley and Kite, 2006 The Experience of Discrimination

2 s.saterfield, 20062 Prejudice and discrimination can simply be invisible to many members of the majority group For many people prejudice and discrimination are a “lived experience”, not inconsequential beliefs and actions that can simply be overlooked while “getting on with one’s life’ Social Stigma

3 s.saterfield, 20063 What factors set others apart from the dominant group White privileges/dominate group membership Group power Privilege status Not defined by number Social Stigma

4 s.saterfield, 20064 What Defines a Stigmatized Groups Stigmatized—those groups that do not share the dominate groups status –Appearance –Behavior –Violate norms established by dominate groups –Referred to as the marked/markers Devalued, flawed for spoiled in eyes of others Social Stigma

5 s.saterfield, 20065 Stigmatized Group Consequences of this devaluation are –Dehumanization –Threat –Aversion –Other negative treatment –Subtle forms of discrimination Social Stigma

6 s.saterfield, 20066 Stigmatize groups Benign stigmas- Stigmas that general depression to extreme violence against the stigmatized groups Social Stigma

7 s.saterfield, 20067 Dimensions of harmful and benign stigmas –Course –Concealability –Aesthetic qualities –Origin –Peril Stigma by Association Social Stigma

8 s.saterfield, 20068 Tokenism—stigmatizing experiences from being a minority within a particular context –Visibility –Contrast –Assimilation Social Stigma

9 s.saterfield, 20069 Attributional Ambiguity Personal/Group discrimination Discrepancy –PGDD –Cognitive explanation –Motiviational explanation –Perceiving discrimination Responses to Prejudice and Discrimination

10 s.saterfield, 200610 Stereotype Threat –General features of stereotype threat –Reducing stereotype threat –Stereotype lift Consequences of Prejudice to the Target

11 s.saterfield, 200611 How prejudice and discrimination can produce stress –Stress-related responses to prejudice and discrimination Threats of Self-Esteem –Individualism Consequences of Prejudice to the Target

12 s.saterfield, 200612 Coping with Discrimination Psychological Disengagement and Disidentification –Disidentification Behavioral Compensation –Compensation Consequences of Prejudice to the Target

13 s.saterfield, 200613 ________ refers to the polarization or exaggeration of the differences between a token and the dominant group. Visibility Assimilation Marking Contrast Experiencing Discrimination Study Questions

14 s.saterfield, 200614 ________ refers to the polarization or exaggeration of the differences between a token and the dominant group. Visibility Assimilation Marking Contrast (p. 459) Experiencing Discrimination Study Questions

15 s.saterfield, 200615 The personal/group discrimination discrepancy refers to the finding that a)people believe they have personally experienced more discrimination than the typical member of their group. b)people believe they have personally experienced less discrimination than the typical member of their group. c)people report less discrimination than they actually experience. d)individual people are motivated to see more discrimination against them and their group than actually exists. Experiencing Discrimination Study Questions

16 s.saterfield, 200616 The personal/group discrimination discrepancy refers to the finding that a)people believe they have personally experienced more discrimination than the typical member of their group. b)people believe they have personally experienced less discrimination than the typical member of their group. (p. 466) c)people report less discrimination than they actually experience. d)individual people are motivated to see more discrimination against them and their group than actually exists. Experiencing Discrimination Study Questions

17 s.saterfield, 200617 Under which of the following conditions is stereotype threat most likely to occur? a)a woman taking a math exam in a class of other women b)a White man demonstrating his athletic ability at the same time as a Black man c)an Asian man taking a diagnostic test that he does not particularly care about d)a middle school child taking a memory test with other middle school children Experiencing Discrimination Study Questions

18 s.saterfield, 200618 Under which of the following conditions is stereotype threat most likely to occur? a)a woman taking a math exam in a class of other women b)a White man demonstrating his athletic ability at the same time as a Black man (pp. 473-474) c)an Asian man taking a diagnostic test that he does not particularly care about d)a middle school child taking a memory test with other middle school children Experiencing Discrimination Study Questions

19 s.saterfield, 200619 Which of the following is true about the relationship between the experience of discrimination and stress? a)The experience of subtle prejudice causes more stress than does the experience of blatant prejudice. b)Blacks experience lower blood pressure under conditions of stereotype threat than do Blacks not under those conditions. c)Gay men who have experienced anti-gay violence show more psychological distress than gay men who have not experienced such violence. d)All of the above are true. Experiencing Discrimination Study Questions

20 s.saterfield, 200620 Which of the following is true about the relationship between the experience of discrimination and stress? a)The experience of subtle prejudice causes more stress than does the experience of blatant prejudice. b)Blacks experience lower blood pressure under conditions of stereotype threat than do Blacks not under those conditions. c)Gay men who have experienced anti-gay violence show more psychological distress than gay men who have not experienced such violence. (p.478) d)All of the above are true. Experiencing Discrimination Study Questions

21 s.saterfield, 200621 A person who __________ is most likely to feel guilty when confronted about discrimination. a)has discriminated against a woman b)sees her- or himself as low in prejudice c)is confronted by a Black person d)is confronted by a woman Experiencing Discrimination Study Questions

22 s.saterfield, 200622 A person who __________ is most likely to feel guilty when confronted about discrimination. a)has discriminated against a woman b)sees her- or himself as low in prejudice (p.482) c)is confronted by a Black person d)is confronted by a woman Experiencing Discrimination Study Questions


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