Compare and contrast discrimination and prejudice

Let us explore the differences between these concepts. Why did the girls, identified anonymously in court documents as A. Annual Review of Psychology, 58 1— He prevents two member of that race from entry on a specific night discrimination.

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causes of prejudice

Personality and Social Psychology Review, 11 2— Conforming behaviors. The scenarios above are examples of individual discrimination, but other types exist.

Under conflict theory, in order to hold onto their distinctive social status, power, and possessions, privileged groups are invested in seeing that no competition for resources arises from minority groups.

Stereotypes are oversimplified generalizations about groups of people. In fact new stereotypes are rarely created; rather, they are recycled from subordinate groups that have assimilated into society and are reused to describe newly subordinate groups.

However, the term is mainly used for negative prejudgements wherein the members belonging to a particular group are believed as inferior based on race, gender, nationality, ethnicity, class, religion rather than personal experience.

To give an example, a bouncer associates people of one race with being violent a stereotype. In addition to our stereotypes, we may also develop prejudice—an unjustifiable negative attitude toward an outgroup or toward the members of that outgroup.

Ethnocentrism is the tendency to evaluate others' cultures by one's own cultural norms and values.

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