Psychology: Unit 1 - Stereotyping, Prejudice And Discrimination

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Stereotype
An oversimplified, generalised set of ideas that we have about others, for example, secondary head teachers are strict, intimidating, scary and male.
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Media
Means of communication - television, radio, the internet and newspapers are all examples of different types of media.
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Role Model
Someone who a child looks up to and is likely to copy.
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Prejudice
A ridid set of attitudes or beliefs towards particular groups of people. These attitudes are usually negative, but not always.
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Discrimination
(With reference to prejudice) The way an 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
The questionnaire used by Adorno to measure personality characteristics.
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Robbers Cave
The name given to Sherif's experiment on prejudice.
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In-Group
A group of people you believe you have something in common with, for example, your psychology group.
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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 technique used by Aronson to reduce prejudice within a group of mixed-race students.
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Expert Groups
Another name for the Jigsaw Method. It is called Expert Groups because each member of the group becomes an expert on a particular topic and they then pass this knowledge on to the rest of their group.
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Contact
Seeing, speaking or writing to someone.
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Empathy
Being able to put yourself in someone else's position psychologically and understand how that person is feeling.
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Means of communication - television, radio, the internet and newspapers are all examples of different types of media.

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Media

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Someone who a child looks up to and is likely to copy.

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A ridid set of attitudes or beliefs towards particular groups of people. These attitudes are usually negative, but not always.

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(With reference to prejudice) The way an 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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