Psych M.D. -Stereotype


Term: Stereotype
Definition (Myers): a generalized (sometimes accurate but often overgeneralized) belief about a group of people.
Definition (alternative):
Dictionary
n.
  1. A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.
  2. One that is regarded as embodying or conforming to a set image or type.
  3. Printing A metal printing plate cast from a matrix molded from a raised printing surface, such as type.
Contextual explanation:
Stereotype is a part of prejudice. Stereotypes are exaggerated beliefs, emotions, and predispositions to action that are overgeneralized depending on a certain group.
It is when people assume that someone behaves or will act one way because of their certain "group". There are many stereotypes towards certain race groups and gender.



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Related terms and concepts:
Prejudice
Ingroup
Outgroup
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Related websites:
Stereotypes
Stereotyping in the News
Stereotypes-Wikipedia
Edited by: Josephine Lee


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