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Bahns, A. J. (2015). Threat as a justification of prejudice. Group Processes and Intergroup    Relations, 1-23. doi: 10.1177/1368430215591042

Summary: The present study examines whether feelings of threat affect prejudice. Results reveal that perceptions of threat, whether real or imagined, affect prejudice toward specific groups.

Questions to consider:

  1. Describe Intergroup Threat Theory.
  2. Explain how stereotypes and perceptions of threat justify prejudice.
  3. Describe how the researchers measure perceptions of threat and prejudice levels in the three studies.
  4. Based on the results, explain the relationship between perceived threat and prejudice. How might this affect interactions in the real-world?