ERIC Number: EJ911092
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Confronting Prejudiced Comments: Effectiveness of a Role-Playing Exercise
Lawson, Timothy J.; McDonough, Tracy A.; Bodle, James H.
Teaching of Psychology, v37 n4 p257-261 2010
We examined whether a role-playing exercise, similar to that developed by Plous (2000), increases students' ability to generate effective responses to prejudiced comments. We assessed social psychology students' (n = 23) ability to respond to prejudiced comments before and after the exercise, and compared their performance to that of 2 other groups of students (total n = 38) who did not participate in the exercise. Results showed that the exercise increased students' ability to generate effective responses to prejudiced comments. If students apply this skill in their daily lives, it could lead to a reduction in the overt expression of prejudice among others.
Descriptors: Role Playing, Social Psychology, Instructional Effectiveness, Bias, Student Attitudes, Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods
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