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Title

Privilege/Life Skills

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

Privilege is a controversial and touchy subject in society. Often times, those with privilege unconsciously and involuntarily benefit from their racial background, gender, or economic standing. In other cases, those with privilege hold themselves as neutral, baseline, or the norm, not recognizing the benefits their privilege affords them. The current study aimed to evaluate how one’s privilege-status might impact the ability and access to resources necessary to attain various life skills and how few life skills might leave to stereotypes of criminality. We found that those with higher levels of privilege also have the most life skills, and were perceived as low in criminality. Those with lower levels of privilege had fewer life skills, and were perceived as higher in criminality.

Start Date

25-4-2015 8:30 AM

End Date

25-4-2015 9:45 AM

Faculty Advisor

Kimberly MacLin

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Location: Great Reading Room, Seerley Library

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Privilege/Life Skills

Privilege is a controversial and touchy subject in society. Often times, those with privilege unconsciously and involuntarily benefit from their racial background, gender, or economic standing. In other cases, those with privilege hold themselves as neutral, baseline, or the norm, not recognizing the benefits their privilege affords them. The current study aimed to evaluate how one’s privilege-status might impact the ability and access to resources necessary to attain various life skills and how few life skills might leave to stereotypes of criminality. We found that those with higher levels of privilege also have the most life skills, and were perceived as low in criminality. Those with lower levels of privilege had fewer life skills, and were perceived as higher in criminality.