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Person perception

The process of forming opinions on others

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Attributions

The conclusions we make about the causes of events,the behaviours of others or our own behaviour

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Internal attributions

Traits, ability,attitude

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external attributions

Environment,situation,luck

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Stereotypes

Generalised/simplified belief of a group

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Function of stereotypes

Convenient to simplify our social world

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Examples of stereotypes

All women are emotional
Young people are irresponsible

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Attitude

A positive or negative evaluation of a person,object or idea

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Implicit attitude

Involuntary / uncontrollable

Example - knows moths are harmless yet screams when sees one

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Explicit attitudes

Openly state attitude and behave accordingly

Example- thinks exercise is good so goes to gym

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Function of attitudes

Guides how we behave
Understand/process information
Get what we want/avoid what we don’t want

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Prejudice

Negative attitude towards a group of people based on insufficient or incorrect information. Often arises from stereotyping

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Example of prejudice

Sexism, ageism, racism

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Discrimination

Action that expresses the attitude of prejudice

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Example of discrimation

relunctance to help

Reverse discrimation

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Effects of prejudice and discrimination

low self esteem
Disadvantage
Self fulfilling prophecies
Violence/genocide