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PSY 100 week 4 DQ 2:Intergroup Relations Please respond to the following: • From the e-Activity, des

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Intergroup Relations
Please respond to the following:
From the e-Activity, describe the role that dichotomous (black-and-white) thinking plays in
intergroup perceptions. Give one (1) example from American society of the manner in which
dichotomous thinking has resulted in stereotyping a particular community or ethnic group.
Answer:
Dichotomous thinks that intergroup perceptions may even lead to stereotypes includes focusing
of people only on the complexity or grey of the situation. Dichotomous’s think refers “black-and-
white think”, kids and even teenagers. Particularly in groups, this way of thinking is a reason for
forming a predefined opinion or perception about the situation or individual. It impacts the
performance of that entire group member. In American society, this type of thinking is prevalent
and it is an example for in the difference between the races and job opportunities.

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