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This article is an experiment based on attitudes toward AfricanAmericans so they chose 129 coeds participated Allparticipants had to sign a consent form before being in theexperimentAfter they signed the consent forms they had themread statements about them and then they examine their ownattitudes to other groups as well The hypothesis is thatsubjects high in other directedness showed more attitude changethan the lows not because of different response to communicatedmessages but because of a different response to cues which areextrinsic and intrinsic The results werevery little change frompretest to posttest Attitude change on each of the tworemaining measures-semantic differential and stereotypescale-was used as the dependent variable in a three-wayanalysis of variance This experiment was unique and differentand it was repeated several times so everyone could see thedifferent responsesI chose this article because I wanted to know peoples attitudestoward African Americans I believe that racism still goes onbut I want to get an insight on an experiment and see whatpeople reactions are Also wanted to know how the stereotypesabout African Americans came about It shows that people statetheir opinions about African Americans and they just stick toit This article was good because it shows how people reallythink about African Americans It shows how people expectAfrican Americans to be one way because of stereotypes Thisarticle was an eye opener I feel as though stereotypes are amajor downfall for African Americans because if people judge usthrough stereotypes we will have to fight 20 times harder that aCaucasian person The article also gives African Americans andinsight on stereotypes on other cultures to show how we allneed to stop judging one another If everyone would stopjudging one another the world wouldnt be in the state it isnow I think all ethnic groups need to make an attitude changedrasticallyReferencesSherman Susan RSociometry 3rd ed Vol 30 AmericanSociological Association 246-61JSTOR American SociologicalAssociation Sept 1967 Webhttpwwwjstororgstable2786447
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