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Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination Worksheet


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Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination Worksheet

Define each concept in the “Concept Name” column based on the provided definition.

Definition Concept Name
Judgments based on positive and negative perceptions of a social group Ambivalent racism (Fiske, 2010)
Reacting to a person as though he or she was an indistinguishable member of a particular social group Category-based responses (Fiske, 2010)
Acting on cognitive expectations and emotional reactions to a person’s perceived membership in a particular social group Discrimination (Fiske, 2010)
Bias affirms the satisfaction of belonging to the right groups; individual autonomy is balanced against group identity. Optimal distinctiveness theory (Fiske, 2010)
Bringing about the behavior in others that a biased perceiver expects Expectancy confirmation (Fiske, 2010)
The degree to which one accepts a hierarchy in which some groups rightfully have a commanding influence over others
Similar to fundamental attribution error, as applied to groups
Attributing negative encounters with others to membership in a stigmatized group or others’ biases against the stigmatized group to which one belongs
Biases assigned to a person without intention, awareness, effort, or control, often based on subliminal cues
Economic, political, military, or prestige-related threats to ingroup advantage that result in negative intergroup reactions
Applying one’s cognitive expectations and associations about a group to a person
Prejudice that is cool, indirect, automatic, unconscious, unintentional, and often gives reason for the perceiver to deny any bias
Legitimizing current social arrangements, even at the expense of the individual or the group
An explanation for a judgment that is used to excuse one’s actual bias
Overt, explicit forms of bias that emphasize belonging to an ingroup and controlling outgroups
The value one places on one’s social groups or perceived membership in various social groups
Reacting emotionally to an individual based on one’s feelings about the group to which one believes that person belongs
The perception that the world is a dangerous place, which creates fear, hostility, and moral superiority and justifies aggression against perceived threats from outgroups
The part of one’s self-concept that derives from his or her group membership


Fiske, S. (2010). Social beings: core motives in social psychology (3rd ed.). Retrieved from The University of Phoenix eBook Collection database.

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