Prejudice behavior. (250-300 words)

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Course Media

  • Media: Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2011). Prejudice. Baltimore, MD: Author.

    (Click on the television screen once the video opens in a new window. “The Company” will appear on the television image.) Note: While the content within this media piece references Week 11, it is intended for Week 10 in this course.

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In the essay,

1. a brief interpretation of the events in the media.

2. Then, describe any prejudiced behavior you observed and explain two ways the emotions of hte people in the media may have impacted their prejudiced behavior and why.

3. Next, explain how the prejudice you observed in the media reinforced or disconfirmed stereotype content.

4. Finally, explain how this information helps us understand the maintenance of group attitudes over time and situation.


  • Course Text:Nelson, T. D. (Ed.). (2016). Handbook of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination (2nd ed.) . New York, NY: Psychology Press.
    • Chapter 2, “Understanding and Reducing Racial and Ethnic Prejudice Among Children and Adolescents”
    • Chapter 10, “Intergroup Emotions Theory”
    • Chapter 15, “How Our Dreams of Death Transcendence Breed Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Conflict: Terror Management Theory”

  • Article: Devine, P. G. (1989). Stereotypes and prejudice: Their automatic and controlled components. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 56(1), 5–18. Retrieved from the Walden Library using the PsycINFO database.


    Optional Resources

    • Article: Hall, B., & Derryberry, W. P. (2010). Are aversive racists distinguishable from those with high explicit racial prejudice? Beliefs and Values, 2(2), 138–153.
    • Article: Smith, V. J., Stewart, T. L., Myers, A. C., & Latu, I. M. (2008). Implicit coping responses to racism predict African Americans’ level of psychological distress. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 30(3), 264–277.

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