Response to two posts (50-100 words)

Respond to your colleagues’ postings in one or more of the following ways:

  • Ask a probing question.
  • Share an insight from having read your colleague?s posting.
  • Offer and support an opinion.
  • Validate an idea with your own experience.
  • Make a suggestion.
  • Expand on your colleague?s posting.

Post 1: (Write a 50-100 words response)

Prejudice Behaviour

Events in Video

Karen is upset because someone took her clutch. Karen’s emotional state causes her to call her employees overpaid seat warmers. Steve accuses Jim of eating Karen’s clutch because of his prejudice behavior of overweight people, and Karl applauds Jose for stealing the clutch (Laureate,2011) Jose’s stereotypical behavior towards women causes him to state she is baby because she is married (Laureate,2011).

How the media reinforced stereotype content

Thus, the individual may react differently toward out-group numbers depending on the current state of emotions (Smith & Mackie, n.d.). For example, Karen her reaction to Jim was different the day before; because her emotional state was much different (Laureate,2011). Although her stereotypical attitude toward the employees was calling them “seat warmers.” Karen out- bust was more individual based rather than group-based (Kuppens, Kuppens, Yzerbyt, Dandache, & van der Schalk, (n.d.). Steve, Jose, and Karl are part of an ingroup where being bias is the norm. It is not uncommon to take on the emotions of with other ingroup members that a person may interact with (Kuppens, Kuppens, Yzerbyt, Dandache, & van der Schalk, (n.d.).

Maintenance of group attitudes over time and situation.

According to (Smith & Mackie, n.d.) emotional are principal determine fact to social groups. Emotional behavior is indicative of both of both in groups and out-group emotions (Smith & Mackie, n.d.). Research emphases that emotions change over time, in contact, stereotypes, and attitudes do not. Smith and Mackie (2006) posts that attitude and stereotypes remain consistent. A statement that I found interesting my reading to explain the maintenance of group attitude the traditional approach to understanding prejudice and discrimination relies on cognitive representations (stereotyped beliefs and prejudiced attitudes) as causal factors. In contrast, we emphasize the role of emotions as a key part of people’s reactions to social groups, both in groups and outgroups, and a central driver of behavior toward such groups” (p.


Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2011). Prejudice. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Smith, E. R., & Mackie, D. M. (n.d). Dynamics of Group-Based Emotions: Insights from Intergroup Emotions Theory. Emotion Review, 7(4), 349-354.

Kuppens, T., , , Kuppens, T., Yzerbyt, V. Y., Dandache, S., & … van der Schalk, J. (n.d). Social identity salience shapes group-based emotions through group-based appraisals. Cognition & Emotion, 27(8), 1359-1377.

Post 2 (Write 50-100 words response)

HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs (two cultural practices regarding HIV/AIDS)

The two cultures I selected are Korean and the United States. Korean culture is more collectivistic with high value on family pride while the United States is individualistic, valuing unique expression and self-actualization. Both are patriarchal societies where men have traditionally held some degree of power over women.

According to Sohn and Park, in Korea the knowledge adolescents have of HIV/AIDS is low and misinformation abounds; for example, about half of Korean students report that HIV can be transmitted through kissing or sharing a toilet (2012). Additionally, the stigma surrounding HIV along with discriminatory attitudes are barriers to testing, treatment, and prevention (Sohn and Park, 2012). In Korea, adolescent boys are more likely to be sexually active and to have sexual experience than girls but the overall rate of adolescent sexual activity is low relative to other countries; as a result, Korean adolescents are less likely to be exposed to HIV (Sohn and Park, 2012).

In the United States, women of color disproportionately carry the burden of HIV/AIDS and are the fastest growing infected ethnic group (Scott, Gilliam, and Braxton, 2005). This burden is intensified by several factors, including the fact that minority women are often living in poverty and due to systemic inequalities, may not have access to quality healthcare (Scott, et al., 2005). Additionally, women of color are often subjected to culturally based gender roles where their role in interpersonal relationships is submissive, making sexual safety difficult to negotiate (Scott, et al., 2005). To provide quality care, providers must familiarize themselves with cultural attitudes and beliefs and find ways to empower women.

In both Korea and the United States, the social stigma associated with HIV may impede the success of HIV/AIDS prevention programs because these negative attitudes are strongly associated with deterrence from testing and disclosure.

Scott, K. D., Gilliam, A., & Braxton, K. (2005). Culturally Competent HIV Prevention Strategies for Women of Color in the United States. Health Care For Women International, 26(1), 17-45. doi:10.1080/07399330590885795

Sohn, A., & Park, S. (2012). Original Article: HIV/AIDS Knowledge, Stigmatizing Attitudes, and Related Behaviors and Factors that Affect Stigmatizing Attitudes against HIV/AIDS among Korean Adolescents. Osong Public Health And Research Perspectives, 324-30. doi:10.1016/j.phrp.2012.01.004

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