Flashcards in Week 2: Forms and Causes of Prejudice Deck (5):
What causes a person to be prejudiced?
They express negative views of nonexistent groups!
3 Causes of Prejudice Theories
- Personality Theory
- Social Learning (Symbolic Interactionist) Theory
- Socioeconomic Status Theory
- generalized attitude
- not related to political views
- associated to a personality type: authoritarian personality
** Theodor Adorno: The Authoritarian Personality
Scapegoating (Displaced aggression)
Tendency to take out feelings of frustration and aggression on someone other than the true source