Attitudes and Prejudices

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  • Attitudes and Prejudices
    • Prejudice
      • Having a pre-conceived opinion that is formed without any knowledge
    • Sterotype
      • A fixed, over generalized belief about a particular group or class of people.
    • Discrimination
      • The unjust treatment of certain people, based on the grounds of race, age or sex.
        • Direct discrim = practised openly and is direct abuse. e.g name-calling, threatening people.
        • Indirect = takes the form of practises that are hidden. Favours one group of the other.  e.g. not allowing hajabs to be part of a school uniform.
        • Institutional = discrim treatment of an individual or group by organization. e.g. government, businesses and public and financial institutions.
    • Attitude
      • A fixed way of thinking or feeling about something.
    • Socialisation
      • The process by which humans learn to adopt the behaviour patterns and social norms of the community in which they live.
        • Primary = process of socialisation taught by and learnt from parents/ family
        • Secondary = further learning and adaptation of beliefs and norms that continues throughout life. Learnt through education, media, work, peers etc.
  • Prejudice
    • Having a pre-conceived opinion that is formed without any knowledge

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