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Prejudice

  • By: Omri Gillath & Christian S. Crandall
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Prejudice is a negative evaluation of a social group or an individual that is based on the individual's group membership. Prejudice is the negative affective component in attitudes, and it can set the stage for discrimination—differential treatment toward members of groups ...

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