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Using an Affordance Management Approach to Understand Prejudices as Goal Activated and Threat Driven: UW Tacoma Psychology Seminar Series
Using an Affordance Management Approach to Understand Prejudices as Goal Activated and Threat Driven: UW Tacoma Psychology Seminar Series
WhenThursday, Feb. 20, 2020, 12:30 – 1:20 p.m.
Description

Research on prejudice often focuses on generalized feelings and attitudes toward members of target groups. In this talk, Dr. Cook will present research exploring the influence of social goals and social cues on prejudiced responses. The Affordance Management approach suggests that stereotypes relevant to fundamental social motives—e.g., finding and retaining mates, parenting, avoiding disease, affiliating socially, protecting oneself, and acquiring and maintaining status—engage specific emotional and behavioral reactions to address perceived threats and opportunities (i.e., affordances).  Dr. Cook will present data to illustrate this model, specifically by applying it to understand instances of prejudice toward non-heterosexual individuals (i.e., sexual prejudice; Pirlott & Cook, 2018), and on prejudices toward immigrants and Muslims (Cook, Li, Newell, Cottrell, & Neel, 2018).

Campus locationUW Tacoma Joy Building (JOY)
Campus roomJOY 215
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorslogo of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington Tacoma
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