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What is a definition of a stereotype?

Cognitive Shortcuts involving distortions or over generalizations.

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What are the 5 components of Ethnocentrism?

1. Tendency to see own culture as "natural/correct"
2. Perceive own cultural customs as universally valid.
3. Behave in ways that favor own cultural group.
4. Proud of own cultural group.
5. Hostile toward other cultural groups.

3

Define Categorization

Easy way to organize information. Not always valid.

4

In group/Out group bias

Groups treat outsiders differently and often negatively.

5

Just-world phenomenon

The myth that if you're good, you get rewarded, bad punished. The privileged begin to think they have privilege because they deserve it.

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Fundamental Attribution Error

The tendency to attribute negative behaviors of others to their personality traits. In the meantime, we attribute our own behaviors to our environment and situational factors.

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What do attitudes predict?

Strong predictors of behavior (+/- feelings; sentiments)

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Define Stigma

A sign, like a mark or brand. Ebola patient, borderline personality disorder.

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Define Prejudice

Attitude toward a group.

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Define Discrimination

Behavior toward a group.