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Race & Ethnicity in Psychology - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you will review brief lessons, complete with examples, to jog your memory about persecution, communication between social majorities and minorities, and more subjects associated with race and ethnicity in psychology. Additional subjects include the following:
- Definition of ethnic identity
- Difference between social minority and social majority
- Definition of class consciousness
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1. Ethnic Identity: Definition and Development
The term ethnic identity refers to the group with which an individual identifies. This lesson will discuss ethnic identity and the way it emerges and changes throughout the lifespan.
2. Race and Ethnicity Definitions: Social Minority vs. Social Majority
This lesson introduces concepts important to understanding race and ethnicity. First, a distinction is made between 'race' and 'ethnicity.' Next, the idea of a social minority is defined, along with distinction and subordination. Finally, U.S. trends regarding minority influence are outlined.
3. Culture's Impact on Interpersonal Communication
In this lesson, explore different cultural styles of communication and discover what it means to study communication through culture. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
4. What Is Racism? - Definition, Examples & History
In this lesson, we will consider the meaning of the word 'racism.' We will define the word and look at how it has manifested itself throughout history by considering some examples.
5. Interactions Between Social Majorities and Minorities
The world is a diverse place full of all sorts of people. In this lesson, we'll examine the effects of pluralism and what happens when people from different backgrounds interact, including segregation, genocide, assimilation, and miscegenation.
6. Class Consciousness: Definition & Concept
Through this lesson, you will learn about a sociological concept known as class consciousness, and gain insight into its theoretical basis. When you have completed the lesson, you can test your new knowledge with the quiz.
7. Persecution: Definition & Examples
Persecution is a specific bias or treatment of a person or group based on some qualifying factor, such as religion, race, or gender. It has existed for centuries, and in this lesson you will learn all about it.
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