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Chapter 7

Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination

In- and Out-Groups
People all belong to a gender, race, age, and social economic group. These groups provide a powerful source of our identity and self-esteem (Tajfel…
Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination
Humans are very diverse and although we share many similarities, we also have many differences. The social groups we belong to help form our…
Stereotype Content Model
The Stereotype Content Model (SCM) was first proposed by Susan Fiske and her colleagues (Fiske, Cuddy, Glick & Xu, 2002; see also Fiske, 2012 and…
Robbers Cave
During the 1950s, the landmark Robbers Cave experiment demonstrated that when groups must compete with one another, intergroup conflict, hostility,…
Stereotype Threat and Self-fulfilling Prophecies
When we hold a stereotype about a person, we have expectations that he or she will fulfill that stereotype. A self-fulfilling prophecy is an…
Creating the Minimal Group Paradigm
Source: Julian Wills & Jay Van Bavel—New York University The study of intergroup relations, such as prejudice, conflict, and…
Evaluating the Accuracy of Snap Judgments
Source: Diego Reinero & Jay Van Bavel—New York University Social psychologists have long been interested in the way people form impressions…
Highlighting and Reducing the Impact of Negative Aging Stereotypes During Older Adults' Cognitive Testing
As life expectancy increases, aging has become a major health challenge, resulting in a huge effort to better discriminate between normal and…

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