Ageism: The Role Of Stereotypes In Human Development

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Stereotype is a thought or an unfounded belief that can be adopted about specific types of individuals or certain ways of doing things.
Age stereotyping is commonly known as AGEISM.
Ageism makes judgments about the actions, character and desires of people based on their age.
Ageism has developed over many years as our society as a whole has put a greater value on youth than on aging.
Stereotype is a thought that can be adopted about specific types of individuals or certain ways of doing things.
These thoughts or beliefs may or may not accurately reflect reality. In this assignment the researchers will focus on stereotyping throughout the human developmental stages in general, childhood, adolescence and adulthood.
This is a critical stage in human development where parents teach, instil and enforce values, norms and beliefs regarding
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Children develop relationships with people outside of their families and learn how to expand their social life by means of:

Environmental effects where they discover their identities through others of the same sex and age to prevent incongruence that may result in conflict.
Child growing up with a specific mind-set regarding a specific age group and the roles they are expected to play.
Role model: the children are preferred to be of the same age in order to improve learning and better understanding.
Race and culture: children are not born with stereotypical views. They learn them from family, role models and the media.
This is a period of change between childhood and adulthood, peers enforce certain beliefs about certain social issues such as discrimination, stereotypes etc. (Louw & Louw, 2014).

How they are classified???
Stereotypes put teenagers in a box, making a little room for growth beyond society limited labels .
Examples :
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