Influence Of Stereotyping In The Media

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A stereotype is a trait, characteristics, motion, even belief that one has or believes about a person of a given demographic group which is then widespread to the whole group. According to Thomas CW (2014). Individuals stereotype one another for any number of reasons including ignorance, bias, prejudice, etc. However, many people stereotype because the world in which we live is so large and complex that it is difficult to comprehend. Therefore, stereotyping provides a means to group and attempt to manage fields of data which are overwhelming. The media uses stereotyping in an attempt to get a quick handle on vast amounts of information-thus, the good guy wears white and the bad guy wears black. However, the media can also stereotype for other reasons.
When one’s stereotyped group status is made relevant or conspicuous by situational features, stereotype threat and performance decrements are
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According to Saul Mc Leod (2008). Stereotypes leads to social categorization, which is one of the reasons for prejudice attitudes (i.e. “them” and “us “mentality) which leads to in-groups and out-groups. Most stereotypes probably tend to convey a negative impression. Positive examples would include judges (the phrase “sober as a judge”) propose that this is a stereotype with a very respectable set of situations.
Our gender identity is built through the interactions or experience. According to Anonymous. From our parents, media, people from school, work or at home and also society can influence our gender identity. And it depends on how we are raised greatly affects, on how the acts as they grow up. The media can influence every aspect of one’s life, their lifestyle, fashion, physical appearance, and also behavior. The society has the power to change the behavior and the people’s point of views way more than what genetic or biological
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