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Ch 8: Stereotypes, Prejudice, & Discrimination: Tutoring Solution

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  • Explore theories for the origins of prejudice.
  • Describe the characteristics of sex and gender.
  • Examine the different forms of sexism.
  • Learn how gender stereotypes have changed over time.
  • Define ingroup and outgroup.
  • Explain how self-serving attributions maintain prejudice and stereotypes.
  • Provide examples of stereotype threat.
  • Understand how automatic and controlled information processing relates to stereotypes.
  • Define the contact hypothesis.
  • Examine Aronson's model of jigsaw classrooms.
  • Describe the relationship between realistic conflict theory and discrimination.
  • Discuss the influence the media has when it comes to violence.
  • Take a look at the impact catharsis has on aggression.

32 Lessons in Chapter 8: Stereotypes, Prejudice, & Discrimination: Tutoring Solution
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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.

Aggressive Behavior: Definition, Types & Signs

15. Aggressive Behavior: Definition, Types & Signs

Aggressive behaviors are those that are hostile and violate other people's rights. Learn about reactive and proactive aggressive behaviors, the mental disorders associated with aggressive behavior, and more, in this lesson.

Gender Roles in Society: Definition & Overview

16. Gender Roles in Society: Definition & Overview

In this lesson, we will define gender roles and look into the traditional roles of men and women. We will also explore the shift in these roles and how they appear today.

Gender Trouble by Judith Butler: Summary & Concept

17. Gender Trouble by Judith Butler: Summary & Concept

In this lesson, we will discuss the book Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity by American gender theorist Judith Butler. This influential work focuses on issues in gender identity and feminism.

Muzafer Sherif: Robber's Cave Experiment & Autokinetic Effect

18. Muzafer Sherif: Robber's Cave Experiment & Autokinetic Effect

Have you ever heard the phrase 'Why can't we all just get along?' Muzafer Sherif wanted to find ways to make groups cooperate more readily and succeeded with the famous Robbers Cave experiment. He was also known for research on group dynamics, including an experiment using an illusion known as the autokinetic effect.

What Is Gender Equality? - Definition & Issues

19. What Is Gender Equality? - Definition & Issues

In what ways are people discriminated against based on gender? And what does gender equality mean for both men and women? In this lesson, we'll explore gender equality and some issues both in America and internationally that are related to it.

What Is Racism? - Definition, Examples & History

20. 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.

Mysophobia: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

21. Mysophobia: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

In this lesson we will learn about mysophobia, a condition in which people are unreasonably fearful of germs, bacteria, filth and contamination. We will discover symptoms and treatments usually associated with this disorder.

Native American Mascot Controversies & Sociological Perspectives

22. Native American Mascot Controversies & Sociological Perspectives

For the last several years, the controversy over the use of Native imagery and names in American sports has grown. Through this lesson, you will learn some history of the controversy and explore the sociological perspective on the issue.

Summary of Annette Lareau's Unequal Childhoods

23. Summary of Annette Lareau's Unequal Childhoods

This lesson provides a summary of the book, ''Unequal Childhoods,'' by the sociologist Annette Lareau. This title offers a study of the ways in which parenting styles differ by social class position.

Causes of Racial Discrimination in America

24. Causes of Racial Discrimination in America

For centuries, racial discrimination has been a complex and confusing problem in the United States. Through this lesson, you'll learn how to define racial discrimination and explore by way of examples some of its more common causes.

Racial Discrimination: Definition & Examples

25. Racial Discrimination: Definition & Examples

Racial discrimination has been practiced for centuries and has had a profoundly negative impact on the lives of many people. In this video, you'll learn how to define racial discrimination and explore some examples of how it's been used in society.

Disney & Gender Roles: Examples & Cultural Relevance

26. Disney & Gender Roles: Examples & Cultural Relevance

This lesson will discuss some important issues surrounding Disney's cartoon films, and how they affect gender roles, and expectations of boys and girls in society. This discussion is important for anyone who watches these films.

Disney Stereotypes: Race & Gender

27. Disney Stereotypes: Race & Gender

This lesson discusses the controversial nature of Disney feature animated films due to racial and gender stereotyping, which occurs in many of their early as well as recent films.

US Health Disparities: Definition, Causes, & Examples

28. US Health Disparities: Definition, Causes, & Examples

This lesson examines health disparities in the United States. Health disparities are differences in overall health due to factors such as socioeconomic status and environment. We'll discuss some of the major causes of health disparities and also look at a few specific examples.

Affirmative Action: History & Purpose

29. Affirmative Action: History & Purpose

This lesson explores what affirmative action is, what the original intentions of affirmative action were, the history of the policy, and the justifications for its continued presence.

Affirmative Action Supreme Court Cases

30. Affirmative Action Supreme Court Cases

Affirmative action has come before the US Supreme Court on a number of occasions. Through this lesson, you will explore some of the landmark cases that have shaped affirmative action, including one that could bring dramatic changes to future policies.

Affirmative Action Programs & Policies Today

31. Affirmative Action Programs & Policies Today

Affirmative action has a long and controversial history in the United States. Through this lesson, you will gain insight into the significance of affirmative action and explore some of the ways that its being used and challenged in the present day.

Famous Female Anthropologists

32. Famous Female Anthropologists

In this lesson, you're going to learn a bit about the work of some of the world's most famous female anthropologists: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Mary Leakey.

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