TCO 7. What do riots after football games, the prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib Prison in Iraq in 2004, and hazing that turns violent have in common with respect to the loss of self-awareness that occurs in group settings?
TCO 8. According to the text, we may spontaneously resort to using stereotypes, under which one of the following conditions?
when we feel smug and self-important
when we are feeling very self-confident
when we are in a hurry
when somebody is blocking our goals
The Black Student Union members protested to university administration, saying that Sigma Chi was being racially insensitive. A student protest emerged urging the banning of the fraternity. Individual African-American students were deeply disturbed by the noose imagery. The fraternity said it did not mean to offend anyone, and it was only a regular Halloween party. Hostility grew between student groups. The university administration suspended the fraternity, worried about its already tension-filled relations with the surrounding community and other manifestations of intolerance in the student body.
Analyze the facts of this scenario critically using the following approach:
a. explicitly use three (3) concepts from the textbook in your analysis;
b. identify and very briefly describe each concept you use and link it to specific evidence from the scenario;
c. within your group of three course concepts include at least one (1) concept from Chapters 8 (Group Influences) and at least one (1) concept from Chapter 9 (Prejudice: Disliking Others) in your analysis.