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Discuss how prejudice and discrimination differ when it involves coworkers and family

Social psychology looks at how the individual functions as part of a social group, including families, peer groups, and larger groups that support ethnic or national identity. In this presentation, you will relate two different examples from family, work, that demonstrate how behavior differs according to the social situation. Be sure to name the phenomenon that is present in each example. Consider these concepts:

f. Prejudice and discrimination

The phenomena in your examples may or may not indicate a deficit or problem that needs to be corrected. Identify the precursors, or conditions that allow influence from social factors. After describing the example, give an assessment of the outcomes. What happened? Was anyone harmed? Was there any abnormal behavior that warrants therapeutic intervention? Were there any cultural factors that limit or encourage group influence?

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Let's take a closer look through a tentative outline, an example of the phenomenon e.g. sexual harassment in the workplace, etc. and potential differences as compared to prejudice and discrimination in the family. The family example is somewhat more difficult to come up with than discrimination in the workplace.

1. The phenomena in your examples may or may not indicate a deficit or problem that needs to be corrected. Identify the precursors, or conditions that allow influence from social factors. After describing the example, give an assessment of the outcomes. What happened? Was anyone harmed? Was there any abnormal behavior that warrants therapeutic intervention? Were there any cultural factors that limit or encourage group influence?

Your tentative outline might look something to the effect:

I. Introduction (include purpose statement: The purpose of this presentation is to...)
E.g. your topic is how prejudice and discrimination differ when it involves coworkers and family

II. Discrimination in the Workplace

a. Example: (e.g., what happened? was anyone harmed? Was there any abnormal behavior that warrants therapeutic intervention? Were there any cultural factors that limit or encourage group influence?)

III. Prejudice in the Family

a. Example: (e.g., what happened? was anyone harmed? Was there any abnormal behavior that warrants therapeutic intervention? Were there any cultural factors that limit or encourage group influence?)

IV. Difference between co-worker and family (e.g. (e.g., phenomenon, defined codes of conduct versus undefined family rules, legal ramifications - workplace laws as opposed to no specific laws related to behavior in the family; and interventions, and so on).

V. Conclusion (tie up main points)

Now let's look at some illustrative examples to consider for the above outline. However, you are expected to use your own examples.

It is often helpful to define the concepts:

Prejudice is defined as an opinion or judgment, frequently unfavourable, based on irrelevant considerations, inadequate knowledge or inaccurate stereotyping. Prejudicial behaviour causes pain and discomfort, impedes productivity in the home, in school and in the workplace and denies individuals, who are the recipients of such behaviour the right to live, work and play with dignity and respect. Sometimes people are not ...

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By responding to the questions, this solution discusses how prejudice and discrimination differ when it involves coworkers and family. An outline and examples are provided.

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