The definition of the term prejudice has evolved in various dimensions within literature. In general, the study of prejudice has often identified the use of the term in a negative context. This rationale stems from the philosophical premise related to the failure of one’s willingness to examine his or her initial beliefs through the use of verifiable resources or methods. During the 1950s, it was viewed as an expression of hostile behavior or alienation that is directed at an individual because of his or her perceived or actual membership in a societal-based category. Within this context, the term was specifically identified as a natural occurrence among individuals who deliberately refuse to change or modify their preconceived ideas as a result of being exposed to information ...

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