Stereotyping, prejudice & discrimination definitions

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Stereotype
An oversimplified, generalised set of ideas we have about others
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Role model
someone who a child looks up to and is likely to copy
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Practical implications
suggestions about behaviour in the real world beyond the research study, based upon what psychologists have discovered
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Prejudice
A rigid set of attitudes or beliefs towards certain groups of people. Usually negative, but not always.
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Discrimination
The way an individual behaves towards another person or group as a result of their prejudiced view
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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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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
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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 jigsaw method. Each member becomes expert on particular topic and then pass this knowledge on to rest of their group
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Empathy
being able to put yourself in someone else's position or psychologically understand how that person is feeling
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