Fein and Spencer (1997)

IB Psychology: Fein and Spencer (1997)

The cognitive approach to stereotyping and prejudice argues that we have a tendency toward stereotyping and prejudice when our own sense of self is threatened. According to this model, prejudice stems, in part, from the motivation to maintain a feeling of self-worth and integrity through the negative evaluation of others. The study below by Fein and Spencer wanted to see if stereotyping and prejudice would increase when...

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