Flashcards in Prejudice Deck (12):
negative attitudes against a particuar group
what is prejudice caused by?
an attitude about a group’s characteristic that we apply to most members of that group (ultimate attribution error)
define: adaptive conservatism
it is a selective advantage for organisms to form alliances with insiders and mistrust outsiders
define: in group
tendency to favour individuals inside our group relative to those outside our group
define: out group homogeneity
tendency to view all people outside our group as highly similar
the action of treating members of outgroups different from members of ingroups
motivational theories of prejudice?
just world hypothesis
conformity and obedience
individual differences (eg. authoritarianism personality trait)
schemas about the world might be wrong
learning theories of prejudice?
natural fear of strangers who are different to us