How Do Stereotypes Affect Society

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Stereotype, when used as a transitive verb, by definition means “to believe unfairly that all people or things with a particular characteristic are the same.” In other cases, when it is used as a noun, it is defined as “an often untrue belief that many people have about all people or things with a particular characteristic. In our society today, stereotype is a type of prejudgment one assumes about a person wherein they categorized him/her into a group where other people possess a certain characteristic or trait that he/she shares as well. In some aspect belonging to a certain group do a person some good. Sometimes having these people in your life improves your way of living. You are surrounded by your friends that actually care and support you and you are accepted. But there are circumstances where people are treated unfairly because of the classes or the group they belong in. In some worse cases, people are actually teased, mistreated and bullied. That’s why the researcher decided to conduct a study all about the different perspectives of students about stereotypes.
In this study, the researcher would like to find out all about the stereotypes in our society. What
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Negative stereotypes can have harmful consequences especially to teens or students. By stereotyping, we infer that a person has a whole range of characteristic and abilities that we assume all members of the group have. According to Blum(2004), Stereotypes are false or misleading generalizations about groups held in a manner that renders them largely, though not entirely, immune to counterevidence. In addition to, Aronson(1999) claimed that stereotypes affects people’s social lives,emotions, and how people interact with their environment. There are times people are not so open to the idea of meeting new people, and making new friends. As a result, they many think that they are beingjudged and this feeling influences or changes the way they act or

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