▸ a preconceived negative judgement of a group and its
▸ it is an ATTITUDE- is a distinct combination of feelings,
inclinations to act and beliefs.
▸ Stereotype- a belief about the personal attributes of a
group of people. These are sometimes overgeeralized,
inaccurate, and resistant to new information.
▸ To stereotype is to GENERALIZE.
▸ unjustified negative behavior toward a group or its
▸ Prejudice is negative attitude; Discrimination is negative
▸ Racism- a individual’s prejudicial attitudes and
discriminatory behavior toward people of a given race.
▸ Sexism- a individual’s prejudicial attitudes and
discriminatory behavior toward people of a given sex.
▸ Explicit Prejudice- Conscious
▸ Implicit Prejudice- Automatic or unconsious
▸ 2 Common forms of Prejudice
1. Racial Prejudice
2. Gender Prejudice
▸ In the context of the world, every race is a minority.
▸ Nature doesn’t cluster races in neatly defined categories. It
is people, not nature, who label.
▸ Subtle Prejudice/ “modern racism” or “cultural racism”when prejudiced attitudes and discriminatory behavior
hide behind the screen of some other motive.
▸ Gender-role norms- people’s ideas about how
women and men ought to behave.
▸ Gender stereotypes- people’s beliefs about how
women and men do behave.
▸ Norms are prescriptive; Stereotypes are descriptive.
2 CONCLUSIONS ON STEREOTYPES
1. Strong gender stereotypes exist
2. Members of the stereotyped groupd accept the
‣ Stereotypes (beliefs) are not prejudices (attitudes).
Stereotypes may support prejudice. Yet one might believe,
without prejudice, that men and women are “different yet
SEXISM: BENEVOLENT AND HOSTILE
▸ Benevolent Sexism- “women have a superior moral
▸ Hostile Sexism- “once a man commits, she puts him on a...