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    to these groups. (The Psychology of Prejudice, p. 1 & 4) b. What types are there? The types of stereotyping are cultural and individual. Cultural stereotypes are shared or community-wide beliefs. Individual stereotypes are beliefs that are held about the shared characteristics of a group. Individual and cultural stereotypes are not always related, due to the fact, an individual may have formed beliefs that contradict with the beliefs their culture holds…

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    National prejudices and racial prejudices are two situations that occur in the society and are present in the current time. First, we need to understand the meaning of prejudices. Prejudices “it is usually a negative connotation about a group or its members” (Plous 12). Now, to determine the difference among them it is necessary to understand the meaning of both. National Prejudices means “to create wrong concepts of other populations of any country just based on some common beliefs or…

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    Schema is the information we acquire and store about the world. This schema becomes generalized information. Schema can cause prejudice because when we form schema for a certain group of individuals it becomes a stereotype. Stereotyping causes us to come to conclusions about member of that certain group that you know nothing about. Because of stereotypes we are able to predict the behavior of others, and without them each and every interaction would be a new experience. For obvious reasons,…

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    Definition Of Prejudice

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    What is Prejudice What is prejudice? Prejudice has many definitions, some of them are an opinion based on a actual experience, or it can be harm or injury in a result of judgment or action. In this article prejudice means a judgment made about someone or something before an actual experience. People can be prejudice about other’s religions, color of skin, gender, and even where you are from. Examples of these happening is if a boy was against girls because they are different from boys and they…

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    I have learned that we have the research and the information that we need to mitigate prejudice. Even though we have concrete science that tells us how to reduce prejudice, we still live in a society riddled with hatred and bias. We have a desire not to appear prejudiced, and we often try hard to prove to ourselves and others that we are not biased (Harber, 2010; Harber, 1998). It is cognitively wearing to attempt to keep up this non biased ploy (Richeson & Shelton, 2003). Instead of spending so…

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    Stereotype & Prejudice Stereotype – (social psychology), thoughts or beliefs may or may not accurately reflect reality. Stereotyping is part of our everyday life, it is a way people group each other. Everybody either old or young is labelled with either positive or negative stereotypes. We are criticized in which music we listen to, how we act and who we hang with, stereotypes have an enormous effect on how we feel. This makes people have no motivation, therefore there isn’t good performance…

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    Prejudice is a very common attitude in today’s society. A negative attitude toward people who belong to a specific social group,” is the common definition, which leads to the topic of racism. All over the country, I’ve heard people attribute racism to parents teaching their children a certain way and that is what ultimately leads to it. However, the scientific study of prejudice explains that racial and ethnic groups are far more alike than different. It also explains that differences between…

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    Prejudice and discrimination are similar in some ways and different in others. Prejudice is when a conclusion is drawn about something or someone in a negative way before all evidence has been examined. Discrimination is a difference in treatment towards members of the group and out of the group.There are many factors that contribute to prejudice and discrimination. There are also many ways you can reduce the development of prejudices and discriminatory behaviors. Prejudices usually begin…

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    Innate is defined as existing in one from birth. Prejudice, however, is any preconceived opinion or feeling formed beforehand, either favorable or unfavorable, without knowledge, thought, or reason. The assumptions of other races, religions, financial backgrounds or gender are not determined at birth. With internment camps, slavery and the Holocaust, prejudice against certain races have been part of the human history for a long time. Prejudice is not something innate, but taught or learned.…

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    In both past and present America, discrimination and prejudice have been a constant problem that haunts our country. People are discriminated based on their sex, race, religion, or beliefs. This prejudices are harmful to people’s individuality, restricts their right to an open mind to believe whatever they please, and robs them of their first amendment right-freedom of speech. Cases of this are prevalent in both our readings from class and modern day culture. As witnessed in past and present…

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