Just-World Perspective On Prejudice And Discrimination

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To explain these remarks we must first define prejudice. Prejudice is an opinion that was formed unreasonably about a person or a group of people. Cultural norms heavily influence our ideas, behaviors and values. And being in groups of like-minded individuals has the tendency to strengthen the beliefs one has. Even just one repetitive member has the ability to persuade the masses. One social influence on prejudice is Scape-goating. For example, Luis is blaming flirtation for the alleged harassment. And this leads to the cognitive influence known as the “Just-World” perspective. This perspective led Luis to believe that because women flirt, sexual harassment is what they deserve. Both of these opinions have emotional roots in anger and frustration.

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