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Explain methods used by psychologists to reduce prejudice - evaluate these methods.

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  • Submitted: 28/10/2008
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AS and A Level Social Psychology

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Bozena Ewertowska

Student ID: 409670

AS Psychology

Croydon College

Assignment 5:

Explain methods used by psychologists to reduce prejudice - evaluate these methods.

Assignment plan:

1. Introduction

2. The existence of a superordinate goal that precipitates cooperation between rival groups or individuals.

3. A redefinition of social categories, identities and stereotypes and an installation of a new 'politically correct' model of communication and social interaction.

4. The opportunity of equal status contact between rival groups or individuals.

5. A society that provides equal opportunities for attainment of status or social position for all individuals.

6. Summary

1. Introduction

Psychologists have suggested a number of methods and conditions that can lead to a reduction of prejudice that include the following:

1. The existence of a superordinate goal that precipitates cooperation between rival groups or individuals.

2. A redefinition of social categories, identities and stereotypes and an installation of a new 'politically correct' model of communication and social interaction.

3. The opportunity of equal status contact between rival groups or individuals.

4. A society that provides equal opportunities for attainment

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