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Flashcards in Week 2: Forms and Causes of Prejudice Deck (5):
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What causes a person to be prejudiced?

They express negative views of nonexistent groups!

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3 Causes of Prejudice Theories

- Personality Theory
- Social Learning (Symbolic Interactionist) Theory
- Socioeconomic Status Theory

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Personality Theory

- generalized attitude
- not related to political views
- associated to a personality type: authoritarian personality

** Theodor Adorno: The Authoritarian Personality

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Authoritarian Personality:

Scapegoating (Displaced aggression)

Tendency to take out feelings of frustration and aggression on someone other than the true source

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Authoritarian Personality:

Projection

Tendency to exaggerate in others undesirable characteristics found in oneself