TB6 SPA Lecture 3 MCQs; Prejudice and Discrimination

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1. What is implicit prejudice?

  • Prejudice that lies beneath concious awareness, may influence behaviours that are difficult to control (e.g eye movement)
  • Prejudice that lies in concious awareness, may influence behaviours that are difficult to control (e.g eye movement)
  • Lower levels of prejudice such as microaggressions and negative body language
  • Higher levels of prejudice such as legitimised prejudice and dehumanisation
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2. What is imagined contact?

  • When ingroup members have outgroup friends
  • Mentally simulating a meeting with outgroup members
  • When positive behaviours are acquired through observing ingroup/outgroup relationships

3. What did research using the IAT by Stanley et al (2011) show?

  • There was no overall difference between white and black faces on trustworthiness or willing to share, but there was a pro-black bias
  • There was no overall difference between white and black faces on trustworthiness but not willing to share and there was a pro-white bias
  • There was no overall difference between white and black faces on trustworthiness or willing to share, but there was a pro-white bias
  • There was no overall difference between white and black faces on willingness to share but was on trustworthiness, there was also a pro-white bias

4. What did a fMRI study by Harris & Fiske (2009) show about effects of dehumanisation?

  • Observed reduced brain activity in regions associated with empathy in TOM of perpetrators.
  • Observed reduced brain activity in regions associated with empathy in TOM of victims.
  • Observed increased brain activity in regions associated with empathy in TOM of perpetrators.
  • Observed increased brain activity in regions associated with empathy in TOM of victims.

5. What did a recent study testing the FAH find? (Breur, Scharow & Quandt, 2013)

  • Losing in a rigged videogame led to negative affect and higher frustration levels which were in turn related to higher levels of aggression
  • Winning in a rigged videogame led to positive affect and lower frustration levels which were related to lower levels of aggression

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