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  1. Social Psychology and Stereotypes/Prejudices in Society Allison Arbo Candy Battles Mollie Beach Lori Caez Reed Flanagan Alicia Jefferson

  2. Thesis Question • Can social psychology give us a better understanding of stereotyping and prejudices in our society?

  3. What is social psychology? • Definition

  4. Basic History • 20th Century • Didn’t have a well structured identity until the beginning of the twentieth century • Charles Horton Cooley • Wrote “Human Nature and Social Order” in 1902

  5. Ross and McDougall • E.A. Ross • Wrote “Social Psychology” in 1908 • William McDougall • Wrote “Introduction of Social Psychology” in 1908 • Added greatly to the popularization of social psychology

  6. World War II Era • Research on social psychology began • Frequent collaboration between psychologist and sociologist

  7. How Social psychology is different • Folk Wisdom • Personality Psychology • Sociology

  8. Methods of study • Bread and Butter of social psychology are laboratory experiments • 3 Types • Scenario/Impact studies • Judgment studies • Performance studies

  9. Generalizations • Formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances • Deeply embedded in our lives • Feathers = Birds • Red and Ripe = Good • Honda = Reliable

  10. Stereotypes • Conventional, formulaic, oversimplified conception, opinion, image • Can be negative, untrue, and unfair • Children highly effected • Women = Compassionate • Asian = Good at Math • Fat = Lazy • Gay = Effiminate

  11. Prejudices • Act of holding unreasonable preconceived judgments or convictions • Discriminations • Cannot be easily separated from everyday life and thoughts

  12. Types of Prejudice • Racism (Anti-Semitism) • Classism • Sexism • Lookism • Heterosexism • Ableism • Ageism

  13. Modern day examples • World War II: Pearl Harbor • Civil Rights Movement • September 11, 2001 • Immigration

  14. Conclusion • Thesis Statement: Yes • Definition • Stereotypes are part of social psychology • Always there • Influence/opinions • Better Understanding

  15. Thank You Have a Great Christmas Break!