Eth 125 Appendix B

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Appendix B

Part I

Define the following terms:

TermDefinition
Stereotypes
Making unreliable generalizations about all members of a group that do not take individual differences into account Prejudice
A negative attitude towards a whole group of people
Labeling theory A theory created by Howard Becker, which explains why certain people are viewed as deviants, and others who engage in the same behavior are not.

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
Sexual orientationGay adults try to promote youths to be gayGay guys will try to hit on straight guysThat gay youths are suicidal or having promiscuous sex AGE: generation Y (1981-1999)Is comfortable with change and views job security as unimportantIs inherently socialIs self-centered and narcissistic RaceWhite people are racistAll Asians know Kung-FuAll Asians are geniuses

Part III

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

What are the positive aspects of the stereotypes, if any? In the stereotypes that I have chosen, there aren’t many positive aspects. The most positive aspect is that “All Asians are geniuses”, at least that’s basically a compliment. I found a website that listed different stereotypes of the different generations of Age. It was very interesting to see how the different generations are perceived. I noticed that were not any negative stereotypes in with the earlier generations. I chose mainly negative stereotypes, positive stereotypes do exist, such as the stereotype for Generation X (1964-1980) being independent and self-sufficient. I found these stereotypes for age from a textbook titled: Age-Based Stereotypes: Silent Killer of Collaboration and Productivity, by: Chris Blauth,...
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