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Social-Emotional Identity and Personality

1-What are the differences among prejudice, stereotype, acculturation (phases of acculturation), and discrimination? What are some questions you could use to determine the individualâ??s degree of acculturation?

2-What are the similarities and differences among self, identity, and personality? What do you believe to be the major factors that formed your sense of identity?

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1-What are the differences among prejudice, stereotype, acculturation (phases of acculturation), and discrimination? What are some questions you could use to determine the individualâ??s degree of acculturation?

Some differences among prejudice, stereotype, acculturation, and discrimination are important. A prejudice is a bias that someone has towards another. This is done by partiality and a subjective viewpoint. In regards to a stereotype, this pertains to an exaggerated belief that is either positive or negative. For example, when an individual looks at another person's appearance, and does not like it, but automatically assumes he or she is rich or poor based off of clothing and hair style, then this is considered a stereotype. Acculturation is getting someone to adopt his or her behavior patterns into the current culture in which he or she lives. An instance of this is when a person is new to China, and he or she has to learn everything about their culture in order to survive. Discrimination is unfair treatment of someone based on prejudice. This occurs generally to minority women and those that are not of the same race. ...

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This solution defined the differences among prejudice, stereotype, acculturation and discrimination as well as the similarities between self, identity, and personality.

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