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Section 5: Group Conflict. Chapter 10. Prejudice consists of a negative stereotype & a strong, unreasonable dislike or hatred of a group Often remain immune to evidence. The Origin of Prejudice. Psychological Functions Serves to ward off feelings of doubt & fear

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Prejudice consists of a negative stereotype & a strong, unreasonable dislike or hatred of a group

    • Often remain immune to evidence
the origin of prejudice
The Origin of Prejudice
  • Psychological Functions
    • Serves to ward off feelings of doubt & fear
    • Allows people to use the target group as a scapegoat
    • People puff up their own feelings of low self worth by disliking or hating groups they see as inferior
social cultural functions
Social & Cultural Functions
  • Some are acquired through groupthink & other social pressures to conform to the views of friends, relatives, or associates
  • Serves cultural purposes- bonding people to their own ethnic & national group & its ways
  • By disliking “them” we feel closer to others who are like “us”
economic functions
Economic Functions
  • Makes official forms of discrimination seem legitimate by justifying the majority groups’ dominance, status, or greater wealth
  • “minorities are inferior, irrational, & incompetent”
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Prejudice is a result of conflict

    • When two groups are in direct competition
      • Jobs
reducing conflict prejudice
Reducing Conflict & Prejudice
  • Groups must have equal legal status, economic opportunities, and power.
  • Authorities and community institutions must endorse egalitarian norms and provide moral support & legitimacy for both sides.
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Both sides must have opportunities to work and socialize together, formally & informally.

  • Both sides must cooperate, working together for a common goal.