TB6 SPA Lecture 3 MCQs; Prejudice and Discrimination

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

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

4. Which of these is not a valid critique of the frustration aggression hypothesis? (Dollard et al, 1939)

  • The FAH is too reductionist
  • Frustration can often lead to a reduction in prejudice
  • There is no evidence that frustration is displaced/generalised
  • Aggression often gets displaced onto scapegoats
  • Aggression can occur without frustration

5. Which of these is NOT a way to reduce prejudice?

  • Reduce direct contact with the outgroup
  • 'Inclusion of the other into the self'
  • Improve intergroup relations
  • Increase direct contact with the outgroup

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