key words for stereotyping, pejudice and discrimination

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stereotype
an oversimplified, generalised set of ideas that we have about others
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media
means of communication - television, radio, internet and newspapers
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practical implications
suggestions about behaviour in the real world beyond the research study
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role model
someone who a child is likely to look up to and likely to copy
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prejudice
a rigid set of attitudes or beliefs towards a particular group of people. These are usually negative, but NOT always
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discrimination
(with reference to prejudice) the way and individual behaves towards another person or group as a result of their prejudiced view. This behaviour is usually negative, BUT could also be positive.
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authoritarian personality
a personality type that is prone to being prejudiced
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F-SCALE
a questionnaire used by Adorno to measure personality characteristics
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in-group
a group of people you believe you have something in common with
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out-group
a group of people whom you believe you have nothing in common with
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jigsaw method
the name given to the method used by Aronson to reduce prejudice within a group of mixed race students
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expert group
another name for the jigsaw method. It is called an expert group because each member of the group becomes an expert on a particular topic and they then pass on the info to the rest of the group
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contact
seeing, speaking or writing to someone
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empathy
being able to put yourself into someone else's position psychologically and understand how that person is feeling
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means of communication - television, radio, internet and newspapers

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suggestions about behaviour in the real world beyond the research study

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someone who a child is likely to look up to and likely to copy

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a rigid set of attitudes or beliefs towards a particular group of people. These are usually negative, but NOT always

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