Like minds think alike is an adage describing how people with similar values and beliefs may respond in a similar fashion in each circumstance. In a positive way, individuals with similar backgrounds and interests tend to be attracted to each other more than individuals with dissimilar backgrounds and interests. However, there is also a negative side to this. There are several social sources of prejudice such as social dominance orientation, ethnocentric behavior, and authoritarian personalities.
- Describe the basis behind prejudice and discrimination. Explain ways in which these issues can be reduced? Explain how the common reasons for forming relationships can sometimes become negative aspects of prejudice and discrimination.
- Describe each of the social sources of prejudice thinking. Support your answer with relevant examples. Explain which of the three sources you consider to be the most effective in breeding prejudices.
Justify your answers with appropriate reasoning and research from your text and course readings. Comment on the postings of at least two peers and provide an analysis of each peers postings while also suggesting specific additions or clarifications for improving the discussion question response.
To support your work, make sure to utilize your course and text readings. When asked, utilize outside sources. As in all assignments make sure to cite your sources in your work and provide a reference for that citation utilizing APA format.
- Respond to at least two posts by the end of the week