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Prejudice Test Questions

1) True or False. Prejudice is a negative/belief; discrimination is a negative behavior.

2) True or False. Prejudice are schemas that influence how we notice and interpret events.

3) True or False. Most people feel more positively about women in general than they do about men.

4) True or False. We define who we are-our identities-partly in terms of our groups.

5) True or False. The urge to distinguish enemies from friends and have one's group be dominant predisposes prejudice against strangers.

6) True or False. Stereotyped beliefs are by products of how we cognitively simplify the world.

7) True or False. Discrimination increases prejudice through the reactions it provokes in its victims.

8) What is positive reinforcement? Negative reinforcement? Primary reinforcers? Secondary reinforcers?

9) What is positive punishment? Negative punishment?

10) True or False. Learning also involves cognition.

Solution Preview

1. False Prejudice can be defined as an "unsubstantiated prejudgment of an individual or group that can be positive or negative in character. So it can be a negative or positive belief. True discrimination involves exclusion or restricting members of 1 group from opportunities available to other groups.
2. False. Although our prejudices may play a role in influencing how we notice and interpret events, other factors can influence how we ...

Solution Summary

This solution answers test questions on the topic of prejudice and behavior reinforcers or deterrents. The text contains 256 words and references.