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quiz 13-14 psy 151
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US citizens found that _________________are more likely to experience positive emotions, such as ease and contentment than younger peers.
as people age their fear of death ___________and after about age 60, appears to level off.
Age is a basic ______________, and , as such is one of the first things that people notice about others.
the ________________ of aging is the idea that aging occurs at an early age and has more serious consequences for women than for men (physical appearance for women)
evidence suggests that _______________appear relatively rarely in both print media or on television
on prime time television, for example, only ____________ of the characters are over the age of 65 and of those less than 10 percent occupy a major role.
the number of lawsuits alleging _______________ has continued to increase not decrease
Erdman Palmore (1999) calls workplace discrimination ____________ of economic discrimination against older people
the most common type
Prejudice and discrimination are a fact of life for people with disabilities who are
disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that_________________. individuals with impairments should keep a record of the stated impairment (Equal opportunity commission) EEOC
substantially limits one or more of the major life activities
stigmatized individuals are viewed negatively because of their group membership
a. physical disability
b. mental illness
peoples beliefs about mental illness are influenced by _______________________
how controlled they view the disorder to be
discrimination on the basis of mental illness is common. less than _______________of the people with mental illness receive treatment.
overweight women are judged more harshly than overweight men and this sex difference begins in
People who are overweight experience prejudice and discrimination in education, employment, they are less likely to get dates compared to people of normal weight and they are more likely to have
low self esteem
_______________ of attractiveness is influenced by physical appearance and body type
taller men are more likely to get dates, be hired, and are seen as more competent and powerful. tall women are perceived ____________ than short women.
Attitudes in general tend to be very ___________ to change; cone an attitude is formed a number of psychological factors operate to keep it in place
Prejudice May be especially resistant to change because it is often rooted in _________ that are important to the person, involve the person's social and personal identities, and are reinforced and supported by the person's social network of family and friends
values and beliefs
____________: Interaction between people changes their beliefs and feelings towards each other... which is clearly simplistic and very optimistic. Simply bringing two competing groups together is more likely to result in hostility than in friendship
Intergroup contact theory
_______________ Model Viewing people in personal terms rather than as members of groups. People may come to life the specific out-group members they have contact with, but their attitudes toward out-group as a whole may not change.
Affirmative action programs:
Not intended to reduce prejudice or to improve intergroup relations
The goal is to create a diverse workforce, have __________ for minorities and women
Managing diversity Focuses on changing organization to "create an environment appropriate of diverse workforce with an emphasis on organizational ___________ that include white males"
culture and systems
Diversity management programs Have 2 main thrusts
1.To make organizational systems more ______ to the needs of women and minority group members
2. To change organizational culture to create a climate in which diversity is ____________
responsive;normative and valued, not merely tolerated
Minority and immigrant groups should give up their own cultures and replace them with the________ , _________, and __________ other aspects of the majority culture
language, values, behavior patterns,
Prejudice and discrimination in the workplace
In the private sector in ______only about ________of the US companies were required to have affirmative action plans
1995 ;3 percent
In the US, only________government agencies, ______government contractors, and a few companies under court orders are required to have affirmative action programs
federal ; federal
Influencing other people's attitudes
In addition to working to change your attitudes, you can also try to influence other people's attitudes. Not only are attitudes resistant to change, almost everyone is brought up to believe that it is not polite to question other people's ___________
beliefs and behavior
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