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Social Psychology Task Social Psychology The story of Kelly as a sophomore who wants to join an all male robotics club is the best example of prejudice. The robotics club consists of male students only and she is the only member of the club who is female. Because of her gender, other members of the group look down upon her as an inferior member not worthy to join the robotics club. For instance, the male members of the club snicker at her. In fact, one of the boys puts out his foot to accidentally trip Kelly along the isle. The teacher does not notice this as an injustice and merely tells the boys to settle down. Furthermore, he carries on with the prejudice by openly admitting to Kelly that he does not think she is fit for the group because he feels she has insufficient skills to develop a robot. This is because, compared to the other members who had years of experience building robots, she spent her time playing with dolls (Blackwell, Smith amp. Sorenson, 2008).This is a clear sign of discrimination based on gender. The teacher, as well as his male members of the club looks down upon Kelly because she is female. This is also a perfect example of stereotyping whereby some roles in the society belong to men while others belong to the women (Brown, 2011). For instance, in this case, they consider construction of robotics and using electronics as a male thing, and no business of the females. This is why they express such resistance and opposition towards Kelly because she is female. This kind of prejudice falls under social categorization whereby the male members define roles according to gender. The best way to reduce this prejudice is adoption of an all inclusive platform that embraces all genders in an equal footing, thereby no definition of roles as for men and for women (Holloway, 2009).ReferencesBlackwell, J., Smith, M. amp. Sorenson, J. (2008). Culture of Prejudice: Arguments in Critical Social Science. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.Brown, R. (2011). Prejudice: It’s Social Psychology. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley amp. Sons.Holloway, P. (2009). Coping with Prejudice: 1 Peter in Social-Psychological Perspective. Berlin: Mohr Siebeck.

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