The Individual in Society Workbook

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101557The Individual in SocietyWorkbookTopic3Prejudice & DiscriminationWritten &compiled by Dr Tim GriffinContributions by Fiona WebberSchool of Social Sciences & Psychology
We expect you to prepare for Tutorial 3 by completing this workbook. Prepared students are moreengaged than unprepared students, contribute more to informed discussions and learn more.The benefit of preparation and being informed only accrues if you do your own work. Studying ingroups is OK, but not doing the work is not OK.It is sometimes tempting to piggyback on the work of others, especially if there are marks at stake.We therefore require you to make the following declaration for each tutorial:I declare that I have not copied or received the work of another student (or otherstudents) to complete the preparatory exercises in this Tutorial Workbook.Tick the box (or not) with a clear conscience(If you can’t tick the box with a clear conscience your Workbook will not get marked.)You can earn marks for this Workbook, if you complete it before Tutorial 3.The workbooks are for preparation for tutorials and are not separate from tutorials.You must, therefore, attend Tutorial 3 to get marks for this Workbook.You can show evidence of Workbook of completion in one of three ways:1)Print them out and complete them by hand;2)Complete them on your computer and print them out for the tutorial;3)Complete them on your computer and bring your computer to the tutorial (no need to printthem).101557 The Individual in Society Tutorial 3 Workbook - Prejudice and Discriminationpage2Online students must complete the Workbook as a word document and submit it to vUWS.Instructions on how to do this are in the online section of vUWS.Completing this Workbook is preparation for your second written assignment –Reflection (Learning Journal) 2.
Topic 3: Prejudice and DiscriminationSub-topics of Prejudice and Discrimination1.Types of prejudice2.Social identity: in-groups and out-groups3.Working to reduce prejudiceYou will choose one sub-topic from this topic for your Learning Journal.You do not need to do this until you have explored all of these sub-topics.These sub-topics are covered in your textbook:Chapter 6: Prejudice: Disliking othersChapter 9: Helping and prosocial behaviour(particularly ‘bystander effects’ – 3e pp. 343 – 350; 2e 330 – 339; 1e 325 – 335).These sub-topics are also covered in Lecture Topic 7 –Prejudice and Discrimination.To complete this Workbook and participate in the tutorial you will need to refer to the following:Learning Guide;Textbook;Lecture on Prejudice and Discrimination;Readings linked from this Workbook.Relevant readings for these sub-topics are referenced under each sub-topic.Important Note about Self-DisclosureTutorials 2, 3 and 4 contain some inventories (i.e. surveys or quizzes) that ask you questions about yourself(e.g. your self-esteem). These inventories yield scores, and interpretations of those scores.You are not required to reveal your scores or to talk about them in tutorials if you do not want to. You mayfeel more comfortable talking about the scores in a more abstract way (e.g. people with high or low self-esteem), which is perfectly okay.Tutorials also cover sensitive topics such as prejudice and discrimination and students are likely to feel stronglyabout some of the issues raised.Students are to show each other respect when discussing sensitive topics in class or online.If any of the inventories, or your scores or discussions cause you concern, you may wish to contact studentsupport counselling services on: 9852 5199, or call lifeline on: 131114 or beyond Blue on: 1300224636.Information about the University Counselling Service can be found at: Tim Griffin – Unit CoordinatorNote that while this workbook provides structure for your preparation and learning, your tutor may not coverall exercises or discussions contained in this workbook. Tutorial content will depend on available time andstudent engagement with particular sub-topics and mode of study (i.e. on-campus or online).101557 The Individual in Society Tutorial 3 Workbook - Prejudice and Discriminationpage3
Reflection(Learning Journal) 2Write down any questions you want to ask about Reflection: Learning Journal 2.Have your questions been already answered in thevUWS Discussion Forum on Reflection (LearningJournal) 2? Can you find answers in the Learning Guide?Prejudice & Discrimination – IntroductionThis section is to start your thinking about prejudice and discrimination.It is part of your tutorial preparation, so this section should also be completed prior to your tutorial.This section isnota sub-topic, so should not be used as such in your Reflection (Learning Journal) 2.The sub-topics for this tutorial are listed on the previous page.Complete the following (you can use the lecture on Prejudice & Discrimination for this):Attitude is to behaviour as is toBriefly, what does this mean?In the space below, provide brief definitions of:Stereotype:Prejudice:Discrimination:101557 The Individual in Society Tutorial 3 Workbook - Prejudice and Discriminationpage4
Think of some examples of stereotypes, e.g. “women are not good drivers”, “men can’t cook”, “andgaymen have fabulous dress sense” and write them in the space below.Have you ever been judged with a stereotype? If so, how did it feel?This section is optional – you do not have to complete it prior to your tutorial.It is for interested students.Read the article by Pedersen, Clarke, Dudgeon, and Griffiths (2005).Pedersen, A., Clarke, S., Dudgeon, P. & Griffiths, B. (2005). Attitudes towards Indigenous Australiansand asylum seekers: The role of false beliefs and other social-psychological variables.Australian Psychologist, 40(3), 170-178. doi:10.1080/00050060500243483Pedersen, A, Clarke, S, Dudgeon, P & Griffiths, B 2005, ‘Attitudes towards Indigenous Australians andasylum seekers: The role of false beliefs and other social-psychological variables’,AustralianPsychologist, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 170-178, viewed 13 November 2013, Wiley Online Library,DOI10.1080/00050060500243483.You can find the article here: The Individual in Society Tutorial 3 Workbook - Prejudice and Discriminationpage5
Although this article was published in 2005 and reflects the policies of the Howard Government,‘asylum seekers’ remains a hot political topic. Many of you would have seen theGo Back to WhereYou Came Fromprogram on SBS and other similar programs and have followed the political debatesand discussions.It is still the best Australian article on how ‘false beliefs influence prejudice.The authors state that the foundation of prejudice is ‘false beliefs’ and give some examples. Writedown some false beliefs about asylum seekers. You may use the examples given by Pedersen et al.(2005), or write down others that you know.What is ‘institutional racism’ (refer to your textbook or lecture 7)Give an example of institutional racism.Do you think that Australia is a tolerant multicultural society?101557 The Individual in Society Tutorial 3 Workbook - Prejudice and Discriminationpage6
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