For my experiment Social vs Anti-social I wanted to find out which one has the biggest effect on us. Throughout my experiment I learned that the people we surround ourselves around influence our behavior in many ways. My hypothesis was correct anti-social affects us more than social behavior. When you’re dealing with anti-social you tend to treat others harsh and manipulate them. And when you’re dealing with social you tend to keep to yourself. For my experiment I used random high school students male and females. I randomly split them up into different groups. To test my hypotheses I will study the different groups and their behavior. And how they interact with each other around school I would explained to them to act how they normal act with
Gonzalez, Riggle, Rostosky (2015) explained in their paper that prejudice behaviour includes negative attitudes and emotion, intolerance, and stereotyping towards groups. Furthermore, they stated that those who identified as non-White, women, nonhetereosexual, noncisgendered are stigmatized more frequently and consequently, these groups have their physical and psychology well-being negatively affected (Gonzalez et al., 2015). Due to the negative affects of prejudice, it is quite clear that there needs to be a more attention given to lessening
Braley, Daniel; and Daniel, Katz “Racial Stereotypes of One Hundred College Students.” Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology 1933.
Our class has done research into stereotypes at our school. We have interviewed one hundred and sixty five students. Seventy nine percent of the people we interviewed were in ninth grade. The rest were evenly spread between tenth eleventh and twelfth grade. Only forty eight percent of our participants were female while fifty two percent were male. The majority of our participants identified themselves as white, at forty six percent. Thirty three percent of our participants were hispanic or latino. Seven percent were African american, four percent were asian american, and ten percent were other. Our participants also identified themselves as students, athletes, and teenagers. Our participants most noticed their stereotype at school but, outside of class. When the participants were asked what they would do to respond to stereotypes. The primary group ignored th...
What is the cause of prejudice? This is one of the few questions of interests in the field of social psychology. This essay will evaluate the social psychological approach to understanding prejudice.
Currently there are a number of theoretical and conceptual psychological approaches, which both define and explain prejudice. Personality theories primarily locate race and prejudice within the intro-psychic domain of the individual. From this perspective, authoritarian-rearing practices, intolerance and intro psychic defence mechanisms are isolated as casual agents to a significant problem. There are several theories as to why people are prejudiced. The exploitation theory keeps a racial group in a subordinate social position. The scapegoating theory says that prejudice peo...
In today’s world, prejudice is just as profound as it was in years past if not more so. It can be found in nearly all aspects of life and sometimes is not even known to exist. One thing that has changed regarding prejudice is its appearance. Before the Civil War and through the 1960s, prejudice could be most commonly defined as a physical degrading of African-Americans. They were looked down upon and treated poorly, often being physically harmed as slaves and forced to use separate restrooms, drinking fountains, and sit in different locations on a city bus during the civil rights movement. Today, prejudice is ironic in the fact that it knows no specific race and affects everyone.
For this study, the experimenters used 70 college students. Within those 70 students, 38 of the participants were male and 32 of the participants were females. When the experiment began, each participant sat across from a confederate and began to take a pretest. After the pretest was completed the participants were then given a test, which consisted of 7 questions that could be solved and 5 qu...
Prejudice is a negative evaluation, based on an individual’s group membership and the associated stereotypes (Crandall & Eshleman, 2003). Crandall & Eshleman suggest that prejudice is an affective state that is driven by a motivation (2003). “The basic argument of the inevitability of prejudice perspective is that as long as a stereotype exist, prejudice will follow” (Devine, 1989, pg6). Stereotypes and personal beliefs are completely independent cognitive structures, therefore influencing different behaviors toward individuals of other ethnicities or race (Devine, 1989). Exposure to stereotyping and prejudice, while transitioning through childhood and into later stages, is what causes the atomization of these attitudes (Devine, 1989).
Our society makes judgements based on predetermined opinions regarding ethnicities. These racial opinions determine how we treat others. The documentary White People and the reading “What Is Race?” portray various aspects of race. Race is demonstrated through the stereotypes of African-American race. Stereotypes are created from prejudices between races. These judgements place negative stereotypes on African-Americans.
We agree with the author’s ideas because his usage of personal anecdotes give us a new perspective, helping us understand the falsity of various racial stereotypes and the negative effect it has on people.
Steele, C. & Aronson, J. (1995). Stereotype threat and the intellectual test performance of African Americans. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 69, 797-811.
As Hodson and Victoria (p.344) note, human beings are not born prejudiced. They develop prejudice through socialization process. The role of family, media, and education is crucial in the prejudice in individuals. Stereotyping involves the construction of unfounded ideas and thoughts concerning an individual. Stereotyping involves the construction of unfounded ideas and thought concerning an individual in the same social context (Farley, p.21). The development of stereotypes revolves around the association of individuals with particular labels of identity. The truth is such ideas and propositions cannot be proven in most situations (Brown, p.68). Hence, the individuals who uphold stereotypes in society become prejudiced toward the victims. The difficulty associated with changing stereotypes is connected to the length of time required for internalization. Individuals in particular classes of society are exposed to stereotypes in their social environment for a considerable amount of time. In consideration of the Emmanuel Church shooting, the perpetrator expressed stereotypical idealization of the African American community. He expressed biased attitude through the sole target of African
In this paper I will discuss what happens when we allow biases and prejudice to affect our actions toward others. I will then conclude my paper with what we can do to prevent or eliminate discrimination.
Pascoe, Elaine. Racial Prejudice: Why Can't We Overcome?. 2nd ed. New York: Franklin Watts, 1997. 21+ 33+ 79-80+ 99+ 116.