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  1. Now let's move on to another area in the study of social psychology and social
  2. behavior. And that is the unfortunate bias of prejudice and resulting
  3. discrimination. Prejudice is a biased attitude toward a group of people or an
  4. individual member of a group based on unfair generalizations about what members
  5. of that group are like. Such prejudicial thinking is often the result of
  6. stereotypes. Instead of resulting from a careful observation of people's
  7. behavior. If we have a prejudice that is based on race or ethnicity we call
  8. that racism. Or if we have a prejudice based on the sexes. We call that sexism.
  9. There is a lot of very interesting research, especially in the area of
  10. industrial organizational psychology, that looks at both prejudice and
  11. discrimination. So, remember that prejudice is a biased attitude. But when that
  12. attitude changes to behavior. We see that discrimination can occur.
  13. Discrimination is a preferential treatment of certain people usually driven by
  14. prejudicial attitudes. Psychologists have suggested that prejudice operates
  15. both inside and outside of our awareness. That is, we may be aware of our
  16. prejudice. But we may also hold a prejudicial view without being aware of it.
  17. Now, how do we know this? And how can we measure it? Two researchers, Banaji
  18. and Greenwald, suspected that there was a disconnect between people's conscious
  19. and unconscious views of prejudice. And they developed a very interesting way
  20. to measure this. Go to the link below in the Instructor's notes section, and
  21. take the test for racism.