Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination

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Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination

<p>People are often biased against others outside of their own social group, showing prejudice (emotional bias), stereotypes (cognitive bias), and discrimination (behavioural bias). Previously, people

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People are often biased against others outside of their own social group, showing prejudice (emotional bias), stereotypes (cognitive bias), and discrimination (behavioural bias). Previously, people used to be more explicit with their biases, but more recently, when it became less socially acceptable to exhibit bias, such things like prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination became more subtle (automatic, ambiguous, and ambivalent). As social group categories become even more complex, biases may be changing. Benevolent racism and sexism consist of attitudes the individual thinks of as favourable toward a group but that have the effect of supporting traditional, subservient roles for members of oppressed groups.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Defining Stereotypes, Prejudice and Discrimination
  • Racism and Sexism and Stereotypes
  • Social Categorisation – In Group and Out Group
  • Sources of Prejudice
  • Development of Stereotypes
  • Belief systems to rationalise inequality and discrimination
  • Individual Differences in Prejudice
  • Implicit Attitudes
  • Costs of Prejudice Discrimination and Stereotyping
  • Reducing prejudice


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Identify theories relating to aspects of social psychology relating to prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination.
  2. Apply psychological theories to emerging issues that impact on prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination.