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Psych 495 Ch 5 Defs

Definitions from Chapter 05

TermDefinition
idealism commitment to a cause and to achieving the cause's goals, even if doing so involves distasteful policies and actions; ex., patriotism
instigators a category of people used in discussing genocide - arouses the emotions that motivate perpetrators to carry out murders and bystanders to take no preventative action
perpetrators a category of people used in discussing genocide - carries out the murders of outgroup members that result in destruction or attempted destruction of the outgroup
empathy The degree to which a person feels sympathy with another's situation and compassion for others who are in need; other-oriented emotional response congruent with another's perceived welfare.
intergroup emotions feelings aroused when people think about or interact with members of social groups
stereotype content model model that classifies group stereotypes along the dimensions of warmth and competence
bystanders a category of people used in discussing genocide - members of the ingroup who do not participate in the murders but allow them to be carried out and thus give implied approval to genocide by their own inaction
burning hate strongest, most destructive version, combines disgust, fear/anger and contempt
empathic concern the tendency to experience feelings of sympathy and compassion for unfortunate others
genocide attempt by members of one social or cultural group to exterminate members of another
intergroup anxiety the discomfort many people experience when interacting with or anticipating an interaction with members of other groups
perspective taking the tendency to spontaneously adopt the psychological point of view of others in everyday life
social norms informal rules that groups develop that describe how to be a good group member
personal distress the tendency to experience distress and discomfort in response to extremem discomfort in others
fantasy the tendency to imaginatively transpose oneself into fictional situations
motivation to control prejudice because all people have some prejudice, some will have that response and then suppress it due to egalitarian aspects of their value systems
incidental emotions unrelated moods or emotions that are not broadly associated with a social group but are brought to an intergroup situation by an individual
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