Dr Ryan Perry Presenting as Part of MSEI Seminar Series

Dr Ryan Perry from the Evaluation and Implementation Science Unit will be presenting a Seminar entitled 'Where Does Prejudice Come From? Presenting a Model of Underlying Motives and Processes'.

The seminar will be held on the 2nd of May as part of the Melbourne Social Equity Institute Refugees and Forced Migration Seminar series.

See the description below:

The notion of generalised prejudice suggests that some individuals are more likely to discriminate against members of all or most other social groups. Other approaches to understanding prejudice focus on specific intergroup relationships that seem to engender prejudice, particularly relationships characterised by competition and threat. The Dual Process Model of Ideology and Prejudice (DPM) encompasses both these perspectives, proposing two basic motivations that predispose individuals to be either prejudiced or tolerant. The DPM also describes how these dispositions are activated by the nature of intergroup relationships. Consistent with the DPM, findings indicate that targeted groups tend to be perceived as (a) competing with the perpetrators group for resources, (b) threatening to social security and stability, or (c) both.

Seminars are held on Tuesdays from 1pm – 2pm at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Room 515, 207 Bouverie Street.

Find out more about the seminar series on the Melbourne Social Equity Institute website.