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Test 4-5: Prejudice and Discrimination
drawing conclusions about a person, group of people, or situation prior to evaluating the evidence
evolutionary principle that creates a predisposition toward distrusting anything or anyone unfamiliar or different
tendency to favor individuals within our group over those from outside our group
tendency to view all individuals outside our group as highly similar
negative behavior toward members of out-groups
a belief, positive or negative, about the characteristics of members of a group that is applied generally to most members of the group
implicit and explicit stereotypes
beliefs about the characteristics of an out-group about which we're either unaware (implicit) or aware (explicit)
ultimate attribution error
assumption that behaviors among individual members of a group are due to their internal dispositions
claim that prejudice arises from a need to blame other groups for our misfortunes
claim that our attributions and behaviors are shaped by a deep-seated assumption that the world is fair and all things happen for a reason (justin)
educational approach designed to minimize prejudice by requiring all children to make independent contributions to a shared project