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