Essay Analysis

In Chapter 9, you read about four criteria that need to be met in order for contact between hostile groups to
prejudices. In this assignment, you will reflect on these criteria and develop a program to reduce prejudice.
Compose an
essay that includes the following components:
an explanation of how one’s tendency to perceive others using either the halo effect or the fundamental
attribution error
could contribute to developing prejudices,
a description of the four criteria used to reduce prejudice, and
a discussion of the two criteria that you think are most important and why.
You must also access the Waldorf Online Library to find a peer-reviewed empirical article that provides
supporting evidence
for at least one of the two criteria you selected as most important above. In the library database
PsycARTICLES, put your
search criteria in the Advanced Search, and then limit to the Research Methodology of Empirical Study. These
specific kinds of studies are also located in peer-reviewed scholarly journals.
After providing a brief overview of the article’s main findings, address the following points.
Describe a prejudice reduction program you could implement based on the two criteria that you previously
selected as most important.
Explain why you believe this program will be effective by drawing on research concerning prejudice and
Discuss how the program would be implemented. Be specific in who would be targeted, where this program
would take place, and how you see the program being executed.

Sample Solution