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Psych 495 Ch 6 Defs

Definitions from Chapter 06

bogus pipeline research a research method in which participants are led to believe researchers have an accurate lie detector; this leads participants to greater truthfulness to avoid being caught in a lie
Jim Crow racism white prejudice against blacks in the South, post Civil War, that was not only embedded in social mores but also codified into law
implicit prejudices negative emotions associated w/steretoypes that can be assessed through implicit cognition and some behavioral measures
symbolic racism set of beliefs about black people as an abstract group rather than an individuals; portray blacks as morally inferior for violating traditional "American" (read 'white') values
old fashioned racism belief in biological inferiority of ideals, the attendant stereotypes, informal and formal discrimination
modern racism (prejudice) distinguished from symbolic racism to highlight the contemporary post civil rights movement nature of the tenets
racial resentment facet of modern symbolic racism highlighting that some white racial attitudes come from perception of black violation of traditional values
socialization learning one's culture in childhood by being directly taught what is important and by observing and imitating adults
racialized the perception that black people fail to live by traditional (white) american values of hard work, individualism, self-reliance, self-restraint, etc, by accepting public assistance, seeking government favors, acting impulsively, etc.
egalitarianism a value system that reflects the belief that all people are equal and should be treated identically
laissez-faire racism opposition to social programs designed to increase equality, which maintains status quo of race relations, makes racism about economics
aversive racism (or prejudice) the attitude of trying to ignore the existence of black people, tries to avoid contact with them and at most be polite, correct and cold in any necessary dealings.
ambivalent prejudice white people have both positive and negative attitudes about black people, and so the net attitude is a mixture
response amplification behavior toward a stigmatized person that is more extreme than behavior toward a similar but nonstigmatized person in a similar situation.
hostile prejudice the 'traditional' form of prejudice, expressed in terms of negative beliefs about and emotional response to targets of prejudice
benevolent prejudice prejudice that is expressed in terms of apparently positive beliefs and emotional responses to targets of prejudice
modern symbolic prejudice umbrella term, encompassing symbolic racism, modern racism, racial resentment and laissez-faire racism
moral credentials using benevolent prejudices as an indicator that there is no prejudice, 'allowing' the negative stereotypes that often correlate.
positive prejudice the intersection of warmth and competence in stereotype perception per the stereotype content model; reason for ingroup biases.
envious prejudice a form of hostile prejudice, using the stereotype content model, that involves perceiving a group as competent but not warm, so representing a threat to ingroup's political and economic power.
contemptuous prejudice a form of hostile prejudice using the stereotype content model, that involves perceiving a group as neither competent nor warm, and thus eminently dislikeable
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