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define: prejudice

negative attitudes against a particuar group

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what is prejudice caused by?

stereotype

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define:

an attitude about a group’s characteristic that we apply to most members of that group (ultimate attribution error)

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define: adaptive conservatism

it is a selective advantage for organisms to form alliances with insiders and mistrust outsiders

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define: in group

tendency to favour individuals inside our group relative to those outside our group

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define: out group homogeneity

tendency to view all people outside our group as highly similar

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define: discrimination

the action of treating members of outgroups different from members of ingroups

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motivational theories of prejudice?

scapegoat hypothesis
just world hypothesis
conformity and obedience
individual differences (eg. authoritarianism personality trait)

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cognitive theories:

schemas about the world might be wrong

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learning theories of prejudice?

its learned

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define: biopreparedness

natural fear of strangers who are different to us

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define: contact hypothesis

as contact between groups increases, stereotypes and prejudices diminishes