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Prejudice - -a preconceived negative attitude/judgement of a group and its individual members -Stereotype - -a belief about the personal attributes of a group of people. They are overgeneralized, i... naccurate, and accurate but based on a kernel of truth. -Discrimination - -unjustified negative behavior toward a group or its members -Racism - -an individual's prejudicial attitudes and discriminatory behavior toward people of a given race -Sexism - -and individual's prejudicial attitudes toward people of a given sex -Social dominance orientation - -a motivation to have one's group dominate other social groups -ethnocentric - -believing in the superiority of one's own ethnic and cultural group, and having a corresponding disdain for all other groups -authoritarian personality - -a personality that is disposed to favor obedience to authority and intolerance of outgroups and those lower in status. -Realistic group conflict theory - -the theory that prejudice arises from competition between groups for scarce resources -Social identity - -the "we" aspect of our self-concept; the part of our answer to "Who am I?" that comes from our group memberships -Ingroup - -"US" a group of people who share a sense of belonging, a feeling of common identity. -Outgroup - -"THEM" a group that people perceive as distinctly different from or apart from their ingroup -Ingroup bias - -the tendency to favor one's own group -Terror management theory - -people's self-protective emotional and cognitive responses(including adhering more strongly to their cultural worldviews and prejudices) when confronted with reminders of their mortality. [Show More]

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Prejudice - -A preconceived negative judgment of a group and its individual members -Stereotype - -A belief about the personal attitudes of a group of people; sometimes overgeneralized, inaccurate,...

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