1. The Me Too movement is currently trending wherein women globally are speaking out against sexual misconduct men allegedly have committed against them. Read information regarding this movement online if you are unfamiliar with it.
In 300+ words, discuss the following:
- Discuss your attitudes concerning this hot topic.
- Discuss how negative attitudes, biases, and stereotypes about women contribute to these injustices against women in the workplace?
2. Read chapter 7 in Together: The Science of Social Psychology.
The Implicit Association Test (IAT) is an online test that measures attitudes and beliefs that one may not be willing to admit to. It was developed by Project Implicit at Harvard University.
Take the Implicit Association Tests on Race and Gender. These tests are not graded, but they will both offer beneficial readings on hidden biases at their conclusions.
Make a list of 2-3 negative stereotypes or prejudices you possess about your own race and gender, the opposite sex, and a race other than your own.
Think about how any of your values, religious beliefs, or morals conflict with those negative attitudes.
On a Word document answer the following questions:
1. What connections can you make between the articles, video, and tests?
2. What do they teach you about your own attitudes, biases and stereotypes? How do you feel about this?
3. How will you resolve the conflict (cognitive dissonance) between your attitudes and your morals and values?
1. Upload your responses to the three questions in Step 4 to Moodle. This piece of the Task is worth up to 80 points.
2. On a separate Word document, upload the rough draft of your final project paper.
. This piece of the Task is worth up to 20 points.
3. In this week’s Lesson you will further explore attitudes and attitude change.
Choose one scholarly psychological article from either your text Together: The Science of Social Psychology or from conducting your own research and familiarize yourself with the definitions, concepts, and theories of attitude, bias, formation and persuasion. Then, research the relationship between attitudes and racism or attitudes and sexism (choose one).
From the information you learned from your text, and personal research, formulate your own working definitions of attitude, bias, and persuasion.
Read the following articles on Gender Attitudes/Sexism (Parts 1 & 2), and Racism.
Watch the following short Ted Talk videos:
Based on Activities 1-5, write a 500-800 word persuasive paper that seeks to change the negative attitudes and stereotypes of someone you know regarding gender or race. Use the principles you just learned about persuasion to help you formulate your argument.
Your paper should include:
- a statement of the problem (the prevalence and ill effects of either sexism or racism)
- how attitudes and persuasion relate to gender inequality or racial inequality
- why an attitude change is needed, and a persuasive conclusion.