What Are the Positive Aspects of the Stereotypes, If Any?

What Are the Positive Aspects of the Stereotypes, If Any?

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Appendix B

Part I

Define the following terms:

|Term                         |Definition                                                                                           |
|Stereotypes                   |Unreliable generalizations about all members of a group that do not take individual differences into|
|                             |account.                                                                                             |
|Prejudice                     | a negative attitude toward an entire category of people.                                           |
|Labeling theory               |Is the view of deviance to which being labeled as a “deviant” leads a person to engage in deviant   |
|                             |behavior.                                                                                           |

Part II

Select three of the identity categories below and name or describe at least 3 related stereotypes for each:

    • Race
    • Ethnicity
    • Religion
    • Gender
    • Sexual orientation
    • Age
    • Disability


      |Category                         |Stereotype 1                     |Stereotype 2                     |Stereotype 3                     |
|Race                             |Black people love chicken       |White people get better jobs     |All Arabs and Muslims are       |
|                                 |                                 |than black people               |terrorist                       |
|Gender                           |Females with boy haircuts or     |Males who hang with a lot of     |Girls development faster than   |
|                                 |dress like boys are lesbians     |females are gay                 |boys (mentality)                 |
|Age                             |Work is less central for younger|Older people have a stronger     |Younger people value leisure     |
|                                 |than older...

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