November 25, 2012
University of Phoenix Material
Define the following terms:
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 or ethnic minority| Labeling theory| An idea that behaviors are deviant only when society labels them as deviant.|
Select three of the identity categories below and name or describe at least 3 related stereotypes for each:
* Sexual orientation
Category| Stereotype 1| Stereotype 2| Stereotype 3|
Race| All African-Americans are thugs and criminals| All Mexicans are illegal and drunks| Native Americans like to gamble| Gender| Women are weak| Woman should be barefoot and pregnant not in the workplace| Men are harder workers than women| Sexual Orientation| All gay men die of AIDS| Gay men have a great fashion sense| Tomboyish girls are all lesbians|
Answer each question in 100 to 150 words related to those stereotypes:
* What are the positive aspects of the stereotypes, if any?
I feel that there are no positive aspects due to stereotypes being unreliable generalizations about all members of a group that does not take individual differences in account. According to the text research has shown the willingness to assign both positive and negative traits to an entire group (pg. 40). However they are only applied to certain individuals. While talking to other family members they believe that others stereotype different races and ethnic groups to provide some sense of security. I know that while most of my family lives in Washington DC there is a lot of stereotyping in that area no matter your race, ethnicity,...