• Post an article, video, or visual related to bias or stereotype to reinforce a peer’s idea or challenge them to see their point from a different perspective.
• Paraphrase something from the original post. Then consider asking a question or sharing your personal experience.
To complete this assignment, review the Psychology Undergraduate Discussion Rubric. You will also need:
• Programmatic Themes PDF
• Norms of Practice for Online Discussion PDF
• Ethical Usage Practices PDF
• In your own words, how would you define implicit bias?
I define implicit bias as a form of emotions and behaviors that automatically affect a person’s behavior towards another person.
• It seems that everyone is biased in one way or another. Is bias a product of human nature? Why or why not?
Implicit bias is a product of human nature because, we all have our own beliefs and emotions when it comes to other people. Our environment impacts our beliefs. In the TED talk by Dushaw Hockett we have these attuites and behaviors that we attach to subjects. Like in his video when you hear subsidized housing, a lot of people think unconsciously think of poor, drugs, and violent crime area.
• What is the role of positive and negative stereotypes in group relations?
The role sterotypes within a group relation can have both positive and negative roles. Having those negative sterotypes can turn a person into wanting to create something positive out of, and drive them to do even more greatness.
• Identify a population for which you have a positive stereotype and describe the stereotype (e.g., all Canadians are nice and polite). How could having a positive stereotype generate a negative reaction from a person of that in-group?
I have a positive stereotype for First Responders which is, they will always be there for others, always willing to give a helping hand regardless of the person’s background. But the negative reaction from that is, people who work as first responders do not have much of a life outside of work due to the demand of the job (long hours).
• How does the concept of stereotypes apply to any of the following programmatic course themes