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Which of the following is LEAST likely to contribute to prejudice?

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Which of the following is LEAST likely to contribute to prejudice?

(A) stereotyping
(B) scapegoating
(C) out-group homogeneity
(D) superordinate goals
(E) discrimination

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(D) superordinate goals

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Superordinate goals have been found to decrease prejudice, perhaps most notably in Sherif’s camp study and Aronson’s use of the jigsaw classroom. All the other phenomena help contribute to prejudice. Stereotypes are specific ideas about a group applied to all its members. Scapegoating is the practice of blaming members of a disliked group for one’s own misfortunes; it can serve to rationalize one’s prejudice. Out-group homogeneity is the belief that members of one’s out-groups are essentially all the same, thus facilitating prejudice. Discrimination is acting on one’s prejudices; through the process of cognitive dissonance, discrimination may serve to amplify one’s prejudices.

 
Posted : 16/04/2024 4:37 pm
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