Defining the Following Terms

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Appendix B

Part I

Define the following terms:

TermDefinition
Stereotypes Stereotypes Unreliable, exaggerated generalizations about all members of a group that do not take individual differences into account. Prejudice A negative attitude toward an entire category of people, such as a racial group or ethnic minority. Labeling theory The view of deviance in which someone being labeled as a “deviant” leads a person to engage in deviant behavior. This theory was originated by Howard Becker’s work in the 1960s. The labeling theory explains why people’s behavior clashes with societal norms. Prejudice

Prejudice A negative attitude toward an entire category of people, such as a racial group or ethnic minority. Labeling theory The view of deviance in which someone being labeled as a “deviant” leads a person to engage in deviant behavior. This theory was originated by Howard Becker’s work in the 1960s. The labeling theory explains why people’s behavior clashes with societal norms.

Part II

Select three of the identity categories below and name or describe at least 3 related stereotypes for each:

Race
Ethnicity
Religion
Gender
Sexual orientation
Age
Disability

CategoryStereotype 1Stereotype 2Stereotype 3
RaceBlacks are great basketball players.All Asians know Kung Fu.All Clacks play football. Sexual OrientationFemme guys are gay.Butch women are all Lesbians.Gay men are training our kids to be gay. AgeOld people don’t know how to drive.They are always sleeping.They can never hear what you have said.

Part III

Answer each question in 100 to 150 words related to those stereotypes:

What are the positive aspects of the stereotypes, if any?
Stereotyping provides and may be based on some truths/facts. I know that it can be limited and biased. They tend to be a neat and convenient and the person’s summary can be slanted toward a view point of the creator. By...
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