Category Archives: Chapter 13

Gender Stereotypes from Around the World

Another good one from a PSY 13 student: This buzzfeed list illustrates perfect examples of gender stereotyped products sold around the world. It immediately made me think of the boy vs. girl quilts that Professor Sommers showed us in class. … Continue reading

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What Does the IAT Tell Us?

In our second lecture on Prejudice, we discussed the Implicit Association Test (IAT). In fact, I asked you to take a low-tech version of the test as part of that lecture. And you can take multiple versions of the test … Continue reading

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Gender Stereotypes and Toys

There you have it.  Our discussion of toys and gender stereotypes in a nutshell.

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Video Games and Racial Stereotypes

Here’s a write-up of a study that a PSY 13 student sent me last semester: video gamers playing with a Black avatar act more aggressively and subsequently exhibit more racial bias. Really fascinating (and concerning) study. And it combines several … Continue reading

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Stock Photos and the Modern Working Woman

Interesting story from the NY Times regarding how outdated “stock photos” are of working women. (In the way of background, stock photos are those images websites, blogs, etc. choose from when they run a story on a particular topic). Apparently, … Continue reading

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