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Define the following terms:
|Term |Definition |
|Stereotypes |Unreliable, exaggerated generalizations about all members of a group that do not take individual |
| |differences into account. |
|Prejudice |A negative attitude, feelings, stereotyped beliefs and a tendency to discriminate against members of|
| |a group. ...view middle of the document...
There are many different kinds of positive traits that have different kinds of behavioral implications. Work on the stereotypes content model
• (Fiske, Cuddy, Glick, &Cut, 2002) reveals that the contents of group stereotypes can be usefully summarized in terms of two dimensions of social judgement: warmth and competence. The warmth side of stereotypes connotes a group’s completive intent as a friend or a foe. A competence stereotypes connote a group’s status and or their ability to enact its intent. These two dimensions are basically compared the same and are valued positively, but they can also be entirely independent. Group stereotypes can be highly negative along one dimension while being positive along the other.
• Groups associated with negative affect were stereotyped as comparatively cold (but not comparatively incompetent).These results provide the first evidence that in the absence of information,interaction,or history of behavioral discrimination.U.S.sociologist William I. Thomas (1923), an early critic of racial and gender discrimination, saw that the definition of the situation could mold the personality of the individual. In some situations, we may respond to negative stereotypes and act on them, with the result that false definitions become accurate. Several theories including social dominance theory (Sidanius&Pratto, 1999) and the system justification theory (Jost&Hunyady, 2003) imply that stereotypes may develop to protect group-based inequalities.
Answer each question in 150 to 250 words related to those stereotypes:
• What is the difference between stereotyping and prejudice? Use examples to illustrate the differences. The difference between stereotyping and prejudice is stereotype serve two primary functions: a knowledge function (e.g., they represent and streamline information about groups and a justification function (e.g.; they rationalize observed or experienced group differences. As knowledge, sterotypes represent the world. The knowledge and function has been the main focus of stereotypes research for several decades (Hamilton,1981;Macrae,Stangor,&Hewstone,1996).Example when stereotypes are conceptualized as a source of prejudice and discrimination.Sterotype is the knowledge function that is implicated.
• What is the...