Chap 6 Homework Psy-101

Topics: Race and Ethnicity, Attribution theory, Mother Pages: 2 (595 words) Published: January 20, 2013
1. The clue’s I tend to use are age, gender, type of clothing (ex. Goth, cowboy, punk, etc.) and social context that I met the person in. For the majority of the time, the clues that I use when categorizing people, I am correct. However, I have been wrong, mostly when I have assumed one thing about someone because of the way they were dressed and they turned out to be the complete opposite of what I expected. 2. Internal attribution is the feelings that occur during actions and reactions and the way you respond to those feelings. External attribution is what is happening in the environment around you and how those surroundings affect you. I have assigned an internal attribution to someone else when driving. I have gotten mad following behind a person going slow. When they turned off the road I realized that there was a dog slowly wandering down the middle of the street. I felt guilty at that time for passing judgment when I did not know the entire situation. 3. I am currently taking a Ford Foundation Leadership class in my hometown. We are regularly split into groups to work on different tasks. Each time the groups are different and have all functioned very well. Even though everyone has a different opinion, everyone is respectful of each other and everyone contributes to the group. I am also a Girl Scout leader for my daughter’s troop. On several occasions when working I a group the girls can become rather upset with each other. We have never come to physical violence, but there have been a couple of times when I was pretty sure it almost did. At the time of the incident I am thinking of, the girls were young and did not know how to compromise with each other. They all wanted to do things their way. Now that the girls are older, we do not have that type of problem very often anymore. 4. When I think about prejudice there is just one memory that sticks out in my mind. I lived in Southern California when I was little and went to school for just over...
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