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Ch 8: Stereotypes, Prejudice, & Discrimination: Homework Help

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The Stereotypes, Prejudice and Discrimination chapter of this Social Psychology Homework Help course helps students complete their stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination homework and earn better grades. This homework help resource uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long.

How it works:

  • Identify which concepts are covered on your stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination homework.
  • Find videos on those topics within this chapter.
  • Watch fun videos, pausing and reviewing as needed.
  • Complete sample problems and get instant feedback.
  • Finish your stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination homework with ease!

Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:

  • Sex and gender in society
  • Sexism and patriarchy
  • Gender changes over time
  • Ingroup vs. outgroup
  • Self-serving attributions as a method for maintaining stereotypes and prejudice
  • Stereotype threat
  • Automatic and controlled information processing
  • Contact hypothesis
  • Prejudice in the classroom
  • Realistic conflict theory and discrimination
  • Violence and the media
  • Catharsis and aggression in social psychology

22 Lessons in Chapter 8: Stereotypes, Prejudice, & Discrimination: Homework Help
Prejudice, Discrimination & Stereotypes: Definitions & Examples

1. Prejudice, Discrimination & Stereotypes: Definitions & Examples

There are many different types of people in the world. What happens when one person thinks or feels a certain way about an entire group of people? Watch this lesson to find out about stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination.

Prejudice: Theories and Ideas on Origins

2. Prejudice: Theories and Ideas on Origins

Why do some people dislike entire groups of people? What causes prejudice? In this lesson, we'll look at some of the theories about what makes people prejudiced, including scapegoat theory, authoritarian personality, and culture theory.

Sex and Gender in Society: Differences, Preferences & Characteristics

3. Sex and Gender in Society: Differences, Preferences & Characteristics

You might think you know everything about the differences between boys and girls, but this lesson covers less commonly understood topics. After defining sex vs. gender, it covers less common sexual identities, such as intersexed and transgender individuals. In addition, theories on sexual orientation are covered, including both categorical and continuum perspectives of sexual interest.

Sexism and Patriarchy: Definitions and Forms

4. Sexism and Patriarchy: Definitions and Forms

This lesson provides a foundation for understanding sexism in various forms. First, patriarchy versus matriarchy is defined. Then, several different forms of sexism are outlined, including old-fashioned, modern, hostile, benevolent and ambivalent.

Gender Changes Over Time: Agency and Communion

5. Gender Changes Over Time: Agency and Communion

Gender stereotypes often rely on the ways people define themselves. In this lesson, we'll look at two ways of defining oneself. We'll also study why gender differences exist and how they change over time.

Ingroup vs. Outgroup: Definition and Explanation

6. Ingroup vs. Outgroup: Definition and Explanation

How do the groups we belong to influence the stereotypes we hold? In this lesson, we'll examine ingroups and outgroups and their effects on stereotypes.

How Self-Serving Attributions Maintain Stereotypes & Prejudice

7. How Self-Serving Attributions Maintain Stereotypes & Prejudice

Attributions are the reasons that we give for why a particular outcome occurred. What do they have to do with stereotypes and prejudice? This lesson answers that question, as well as explains different types of attributions.

Stereotype Threat: Definition & Examples

8. Stereotype Threat: Definition & Examples

What happens when someone is put in a situation where they might prove a stereotype correct? In this lesson, we'll review what stereotype threat is, what effects it can have on performance, and how to reduce it.

Stereotypes and Automatic & Controlled Information Processing

9. Stereotypes and Automatic & Controlled Information Processing

People process information in many different ways. In this lesson, we'll explore two ways of processing information, automatic and controlled, and how they relate to stereotypes and prejudice.

Contact Hypothesis: Definition, Limitations & Criteria for Successful Contact

10. Contact Hypothesis: Definition, Limitations & Criteria for Successful Contact

For many years, social psychologists have studied ways to reduce prejudice. In this lesson, we will review the contact hypothesis on how to reduce prejudice, examine the famous Robbers Cave experiment, and see what types of contact work best in the fight against prejudice.

Prejudice in the Classroom: Jigsaw Groups

11. Prejudice in the Classroom: Jigsaw Groups

Prejudice creeps into many parts of society, including classrooms. In this lesson, we'll look at how educators can set up classroom activities to reduce prejudice between students.

Realistic Conflict Theory and Discrimination: Definition & Examples

12. Realistic Conflict Theory and Discrimination: Definition & Examples

Why are people prejudiced against others? Under what circumstances are people most prejudiced? In this lesson, we will explore the realistic conflict theory of prejudice, which offers possible answers for why prejudice happens and when prejudice is highest.

Violence and the Media: How the Media Impacts Violence

13. Violence and the Media: How the Media Impacts Violence

For years, psychologists have studied the effect watching violent media has on people's behavior. In this lesson, we'll look at the link between media violence and real-life aggression and discover why watching violent TV might affect people's levels of aggression.

Catharsis and Aggression in Social Psychology: Definition & Examples

14. Catharsis and Aggression in Social Psychology: Definition & Examples

You might think that venting when you're angry helps you blow off steam. But, does aggression really lead to catharsis, or just to more aggression? In this lesson, we'll look at the link between catharsis and aggression, including a famous study on the effects of violence on aggressive feelings.

Manifest Functions in Sociology: Examples & Summary

15. Manifest Functions in Sociology: Examples & Summary

Manifest functions are those recognized and intended consequences that people observe or expect in a social pattern or social institution. Let's examine these concepts further and test our knowledge with a quiz.

Caste System: Definition & History

16. Caste System: Definition & History

What would it be like to live in a caste system? This lesson describes the characteristics of caste systems and the debates that sociologists have about this topic.

Infantilization of Women: Definition & Significance

17. Infantilization of Women: Definition & Significance

Through this lesson, you will learn what defines infantalization and gain insight into the ways in which it has been used to limit opportunities for women by upholding male power structures. When you are through with the lesson, you can test your new knowledge with a quiz.

Judith Butler on Feminism: Theory & Overview

18. Judith Butler on Feminism: Theory & Overview

Judith Butler is an American gender theorist whose writing has influenced our understanding of feminism and gender identity. In this lesson, we will define feminism and discuss Butler's perspectives.

Separate But Equal: Definition, Doctrine & Law

19. Separate But Equal: Definition, Doctrine & Law

In this lesson, you'll learn about a concept known as 'separate but equal,' which was used to segregate black and white people in the United States through the mid-20th century. Afterwards, take the quiz to see what you've learned.

Social Nonconformity: Definition & Examples

20. Social Nonconformity: Definition & Examples

Social nonconformity refers to behaviors or thinking that don't comply with society's norms and expectations. In this lesson, learn more about social nonconformity from several examples.

What is Cultural Sensitivity? - Definition, Examples & Importance

21. What is Cultural Sensitivity? - Definition, Examples & Importance

In this lesson, we will discuss cultural sensitivity. Learn more about cultural sensitivity, how it plays out in the real world, and why it is important. Look at some examples that illustrate it as well.

What Is Discrimination? - Definition & Examples

22. What Is Discrimination? - Definition & Examples

Discrimination is the act of treating someone differently or unjustly based upon some characteristic. Learn about legal and illegal discrimination, federal laws that protect us from being discriminated against, and more.

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