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Consider the phrase, “The exception proves the rule.” How does this phrase reflect prejudicial attitudes in the face of evidence contrary to one’s attitude?
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The idea that the exception proves the rule implies that when one finds a few examples to the contrary of a “rule” or stereotype, one indicates that these few examples are exceptions, rather than representative. In terms of prejudice and stereotypes, when someone encounters a few examples of people who exemplify traits that contradict a stereotype, they tend to dismiss that example as being an exception, rather than a rule, because it is schema-inconsistent information.
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