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Social Psychology, Part V

  • Prejudice: Negative emotional attitude held toward members of a specific social group
  • Racism: Racial prejudice that can be found in institutions (schools, etc.) and is enforced by existing social power structure
  • Sexism: Prejudice against men OR women, based solely on gender
  • Ageism: Prejudice based on age; somewhat common in the USA
  • Race, ethnicity, and nationality are not the same thing
  • Factors contributing to prejudice include authoritarian personality, social inequalities, identification with in-groups, scapegoating, oversimplifying what we do not know/understand
  • There are several ways to attempt to overcome prejudice and bigotry
  • Social learning theory combines learning principles with cognitive processes, socialization, and modeling to explain behavior—can be used to understand aggression and other effects of television and other media
  • There are a series of decision points people use when choosing whether to help or not in potential helping situations

Social Psychology, Part V

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  1. Intro
    • Group Antagonism
    • More on Group Antagonism
    • Prejudiced Personality
    • Some Distinctions
    • Social Roots of Prejudice
    • Intergroup Conflict
    • Ways to Reduce Prejudice
    • Overcoming the Negative
    • Social Learning Theory and Television
    • Helping Behavior
    • Review
    • Intro 0:00
    • Group Antagonism 0:23
      • Prejudice
      • Racism
      • Sexism
      • Ageism
    • More on Group Antagonism 1:55
      • Discrimination
      • Displaced Aggression
      • Personal Prejudice
      • Group Prejudice
    • Prejudiced Personality 4:23
      • Authoritarian Personality
      • Ethnocentrism
      • Dogmatism
    • Some Distinctions 8:52
      • Race as a Social Construct
      • Ethnicity
      • Nationality
      • Religion
      • Language
    • Social Roots of Prejudice 16:51
      • Social Inequalities
      • Ingroups and Outgroups
      • Ingroup
      • Outgroup
      • Ingroup Bias
      • Scapegoat Theory
    • Intergroup Conflict 22:16
      • Social Stereotypes
      • Symbolic Prejudice
      • Status Inequalities
    • Ways to Reduce Prejudice 30:13
      • Equal-Status Contact
      • Superordinate Goal
      • Mutual Interdependence
      • Jigsaw Classroom
    • Overcoming the Negative 32:57
      • Multiculturalism
      • Seek Individuating Information
      • Don't Believe Just-World Beliefs
      • Note Self-Fulfilling Prophecies
      • Different Does Not Mean Inferior
      • Understand Race is a Social Construction, Find Commonalities and Set a Positive Example
    • Social Learning Theory and Television 37:52
      • Social Learning Theory
      • Disinhibition
      • Television Seems to be Able to Cause Desensitization to Violence
      • Connection to Porn
    • Helping Behavior 42:42
      • Do we Help or Not?
      • Decision Points -- Noticing, Defining Emergency, Taking Responsibility, Diffusion of Responsibility, Course of Action
      • Bystander Apathy
      • Darley and Latane Study as Seen in Discovering Psychology Series
    • Review 49:01
      • What is Prejudice?
      • What are the Social and Emotional Roots of Prejudice?
      • What are the Cognitive Roots of Prejudice?
      • When are we Most and Least Likely to Help?
      • How do Social Traps and Mirror Image Perceptions Fuel Social Conflict?
      • How Can We Transform Feelings of Prejudice, Aggression, and Conflict into Attitudes That Promote Peace?