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S: Hinduism

BC: Created by: | Joe Devereaux, Stephanie Kapustic, Tatiana Quinones, Deborah Knapp, Joshua Root

FC: Hinduism

1: Priming is the activating of particular memory associations. | People see the Bindi and associate it with Indian people.

2: People of the Hindu religion are very diverse. | Although, Americans tend to group them together based on what we see in our media. This is called availability heuristic.

3: The Western world thinks of Hindu people as monks. | In reality, only a percentage of Hindus are monks. This is an example of stereotyping, characterizing a group as a whole and thinking that all of the members of the group are alike.

4: Outgroup Homogeneity Effect | The belief that all Hindus dress the same or are all Indian because they are from the same religion. The fact being that we are all different.

5: To think that all Hindus go on hunger strikes like Gandhi would be an illusory correlation. | Illusory Correlation

6: Deities have multiple arms representing immense power and the ability to many things at once. The temple walls are cover with figures from Hinduism. | Hindu Deities and Temples

7: Sacred Text | In Hinduism, there is not only one sacred text. Some of the best known are The Vedas, The Ramayana, Mahabharata, and Bhgavad Gita.

8: Hindu Beliefs | Hindus believe in reincarnation, people move up or down in forms of life due to karma. Karma is the moral law of cause and affect.

9: Hindu Gods | The Hindu beliefs are very diverse. They are sometimes referred to as henotheistic, which involves devotion to a single god while accepting the existence of others. This term is still an overgeneralization. The beliefs of Hinduism span all definitions.

10: People that do not know much about Hinduism may think that all people of the Hindu religion are alike, while we see people of our own religion as being very diverse. In social psychology, this is called outgroup homogeneity effect.

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