What is Prejudice? Negative attitude held against a member of a group
Prejudice is not Discrimination Prejudice is not stereotype Discrimination= Unfair treatment Stereotype= Over Generalization
How do Prejudices Develop? Scapegoating= blaming a person/group (actions of others) Displaced Aggression= Triggered by frustration In-group bias= favor MY groups Schema (mental groupings) Halo effect
Are Some people more prone to prejudice than others?
Authoritarian Personality (rigid) Ethnocentrism (see my nation/culture) as “center”)
How can We Reduce Prejudice? Communication (doesn’t always work) Early childhood teaching/modeling Equal status contact (Muzafer Sherif) Jigsaw classroom (cooperative learning)