And if prejudices are negative, one of the causes is often fear, session attendees tended to agree. For instance, sexism is a kind of prejudice, and it stems in psychoanalytic terms from men’s fear that powerful women will castrate them, Beth Seelig, M.D., an Atlanta psychiatrist-psychoanalyst, asserted. Still another cause of negative prejudices is envy, session attendees indicated. And the envy that drives negative prejudices in turn often comes from the inability to have what another has, Harvey Rich, M.D., a psychiatrist-psychoanalyst from Washington, D.C., pointed out. Envy can also arise when people are conflicted about their own capabilities, Susan Lazar, M.D., a Bethesda, Md., psychiatrist-psychoanalyst, added.