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Social Influence – Prejudice

6. The Effects of Prejudice

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Lecture

In this module, we think about the effects of prejudice, both on the individuals that experience it and on their wider communities. In particular, we focus on four topics: (i) social stigma, (ii) mental ill-health, (iii) stereotype threat and (iv) violence.

Course

In this course, Dr Juliet Wakefield (Nottingham Trent University) discusses prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination. We begin, in module one, with a definition of these three concepts, before moving on, in module two, to explore some social psychological explanations for prejudice, focussing in particular on the ‘authoritarian personality’ and Realistic Conflict Theory. Next, we think about a classic study exploring the latter – Sherif’s Robbers Cave study – in module three. Module four focusses on Social Identity Theory as a way of explaining how ingroup-outgroup dynamics can serve to fuel prejudice. In module five, we think about a specific target of prejudice by considering sexism or gender discrimination, while module six looks at the potential effects of stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination on those targeted and their wider communities.

Lecturer

Dr Juliet Wakefield is a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Nottingham Trent University. Dr Wakefield is a member of the Groups, Identities, and Health research group and has research interests in the social identity approach and implications of group membership. Some of Dr Wakefield’s recent publications include ‘Communities as conduits of harm: a social identity analysis of appraisal, coping and justice-seeking in response to historic collective victimisation’ (2022) and ‘The link between family identification, loneliness, and symptom severity in people with eating disorders’ (2022).

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Wakefield, J. (2019, September 27). Social Influence – Prejudice - The Effects of Prejudice [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://www.massolit.io/courses/prejudice/the-effects-of-prejudice

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Wakefield, J. "Social Influence – Prejudice – The Effects of Prejudice." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 27 Sep 2019, https://www.massolit.io/courses/prejudice/the-effects-of-prejudice

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