PSY 301 Week 2 Assignment Prejudice Stereotypes and Discrimination

For this assignment compose a paper that is three to four pages in length. In your paper discuss the impacts of prejudice stereotypes and discrimination in the context of social psychology. Be sure to address the following points:

  1. Define and describe the following terms: prejudice stereotype discrimination and ingroup vs. outgroup. Based on your own experiences in the social world can you relate to any of these terms? Do you identify with a particular term? Why or why not?

  2. Examine the social cognitive and societal origins of prejudice and stereotypes. Be sure to include specific information regarding categorization such as ingroup favoritism and the outgroup homogeneity effect norms competition for resources and social inequalities. Of the categories presented which do you think are the most significant in our society and in your particular community

  3. Analyze the influences that promote stereotyping and offer strategies to reduce prejudice. What are the consequences of stereotyping and discrimination? Who does this behavior hurt and in what ways does it hurt them? Are we inadvertently creating self-fulfilling prophecies in our society? If so how can we take steps to improve attitudes judgments and behaviors?

Your paper must include an introduction a thesis statement and a conclusion. Your completed assignment should be three to four pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) include a minimum of three references and follow APA guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
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