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PSYC 3310
Literature Review
February 28, 2010
Prejudice, Racism, Sexism and Discrimination
Introduction
In this world we have to come to realize that as we progress as humans we become more offended about prejudice and discrimination. There are many things in the government protecting the rights of women, men, racial backgrounds and even age. Everyday there is a newer way to say something for example stewardess becomes flight attendance, mailman becomes mailperson. We as humans have learned to get around the system and turn almost anything and everything into something hateful towards one another which are so interesting. In my opinion some of the ways we discriminate are ways of protecting ourselves such as gender stereotypes. It would be interesting to see how and why people discriminate and why it happens.
Detailed Description of Topic
Prejudice is a preconceived negative judgment of a group and its individual members. Prejudice is an attitude and can lead to negative evaluations with often come from negative beliefs which are stereotypes. Stereotypes are usually over generalized, inaccurate, and resistant to new information. Discrimination is a negative behavior toward a group or its members. A lot of these terms coincide with one another without one the other cannot happen.
Racism and sexism are both almost the same thing. Racism is an individual’s prejudicial attitude and discriminatory behavior toward people of a given race. Sexism is an individual’s prejudicial attitude and discriminatory behavior toward people of a give gender or sex. All of these topics will be discussed and ultimately link together.
Purpose of Literature Review
In the four studies soon to be showed that will explain what the kind of topic that will be experimented on with the type of people: men, woman, and race. It will show the participants in situations and/or told to do something thus resulting in some action or way to concur lots of outcomes. It will explain and ask…