Although related, stereotypes and prejudice are separate entities. Prejudice is holding negative feelings for a group of people, or even a particular person, and is often considered the “emotional component to intergroup attitudes” (Levy & Hughes, 2009, p. 24). As mentioned in the previous week, stereotyping is the “cognitive process of intergroup attitudes,” generally referring to associating attributes to a particular group (Levy & Hughes, 2009, p. 24). The presence of stereotypes or intergroup bias leads to prejudiced behavior in some instances. When prejudice behavior does occur, the individual’s emotional response often plays a role.
For this Discussion, review the media Prejudice and consider how the emotions and stereotyping of the people in the media impacted their prejudiced behavior.
Reference: Levy, S. R., & Hughes, J. M. (2009). Development of racial and ethnic prejudice among children. In T. D. Nelson (Ed.), Handbook of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination (pp. 23–42). New York, NY: Psychology Press.
By Day 4
With these thoughts in mind:
Post by Day 4 a brief interpretation of the events in the media. Then, describe any prejudiced behavior you observed and explain two ways the emotions of hte people in the media may have impacted their prejudiced behavior and why. Next, explain how the prejudice you observed in the media reinforced or disconfirmed stereotype content. Finally, explain how this information helps us understand the maintenance of group attitudes over time and situation.
Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings.
By Day 6
Respond by Day 6 to at least two of your colleagues’ postings in one or more of the following ways:
Ask a probing question.
Share an insight from having read your colleague’s posting.
Offer and support an opinion.
Validate an idea with your own experience.
Make a suggestion.
Expand on your colleague’s posting.
Return to this Discussion in a few days to read the responses to your initial posting. Note what you have learned and/or any insights you have gained as a result of the comments your colleagues made.
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