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.
A newborn child does not have anything influencing his perception of the world, but as he grows up the surroundings begin to affect the way he lives and behaves. Never judge anybody before knowing the whole story of their life and situation. In today’s society, people tend to establish a false image of a group, otherwise known as stereotypes. Stereotypes infer that if one member of a group has a specific set of characteristics or abilities, then the entire group is expected to be likewise. Stereotypes put labels on people and groups about how one should act or live a life based on minor facts.
In a Psychology Today 's’ article, the author Annie Murphy Paul informs that in the past in the field of psychology, it was believed that only certain biased people held stereotypes. Recent research, conducted by Mahzarin Banaji, a psychology professor at Yale University, showed that we all hold stereotypes just as we do prejudice. In fact, the research showed that we are highly stereotypical at the unconscious level of ourselves, which is described to be as serious as holding “...as many biases as a neo-Nazi skinhead…” (3). The cognitive approach has also argued that we all categorize people and things, and within this process stereotypes are formed (9). Another explanation is the view of social psychologists of in-groups and out-groups; this idea states that people perceive their in-group (the group to which they belong) as better in every aspect than out-group members (members of any groups to which they do not belong) (10).
Either way that a stereotype is conveyed it will end up being constricing to a races personality and individuality in that area. The next time you think of a stereotype apply yourself to that stereotype or the stereotypes that have been applied to your racial group Think that through on if you would want that stereotype applied to you. This is a very serious situation which I feel is typically looked over today now in world problems. If this social issue were to be fixed it would have domino effect on a lot of other social issues in society
As I mentioned before, stereotypes as well as misconceptions have been around for many years but there 's one important question, why do people use them? One of the most familiar places that stereotypes are used in is high school. High schoolers use stereotypes to socially categorize people into certain groups. Some examples of these groups could be the jocks, nerds, AP students, cheerleaders, emos, athletes or just the regulars. Stereotypes are used by high schoolers and adults in order to reduce as much possible analization of a person.
It is believed that stereotypic views might affect individuals’ self-cognitive development, as well as their feelings, actions, and attitudes. According to Allen (2000), stereotype is associated with the development of beliefs concerning the traits supposedly possessed by most members of a society. It is an exaggerated belief that members of a group have certain traits that are peculiar to them. This implies that the impact of stereotype tends to change the individual’s perception of reality over a period of time. Stereotypes are widely held beliefs about the character and behavior of all members of a group.
Cultural stereotypes are when individuals make judgements about other people’s status, society and cultural norms based on their ethnicity. People categorize and generalize groups of people based on their personal experience or due to the way media portrays different communities. Stereotypes that are presented
A stereotype is a generalized image or idea about an individual or a particular cultural group (1). Too easily are people judged based on their race, gender, ethnicity and clothing on a day-to-day basis. Even when the word stereotype is heard people usually have negative connotations towards it, but not all stereotypes are bad. They can also be positive. Stereotypes can very easily serve as a barrier to communication, but can go in the other direction and attract people to want to interact with one another too.
“We all use stereotypes, all the time, without knowing it. We have met the enemy of equality, and the enemy is us” (Paul, 1998). Stereotyping is used widely by every single person at one point in time. Some may not mean to stereotype others but they do it to fit in a certain group of people. They see that others within that group stereotype people and judge them for who they are and how they act and they follow suit because they believe that’s how they’ll be accepted into the group.
Every individual, young or old, is labeled either with a negative or positive perspective or point of view. By stereotyping, individuals infer that a person has a wide range of characteristics and abilities assumed of that group. Stereotypes affect people’s social lives, emotions, and how