Analyzing the Opposition

Analyzing the Opposition

Posting#1 Prejudice – Realistic Conflict Theory: This theory states that limited resources lead to conflict between groups and result in increased prejudice and discrimination. Reading in Chapter 13 of Social Psychology (ninth Edition) ÿabout the experiment carried out at the Boys Camp by Muzafer Sherif, use the Realistic Conflict Theory to explain why the groups fought. In addition, list and discuss the six conditions that the experimenters used to reduce the prejudice and offer your opinion on why you think any or all of these conditions would be effective.ÿÿÿPostinf#2 Aggression on Television: A recent study found that 58% of Television programs contained violence, and of those selected, over 78% showed no remorse, criticism of the violence, or penalty for the violent act. For this assignment you will be required to watch one hour of television and count the number of aggressive acts you view and rate each act on intensity and duration. Rate the intensity of each act on a scale of 1-10 with 1 being low and 10 being extreme violence. Rate the duration according to the number of seconds of violence you viewed. Discuss your results and express your views and understanding of at least two of the distinct reactions that explain why exposure to violence may cause aggression as described in your text.ÿ


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