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Stereotypes

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Mya Moore

on 24 February 2014

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Transcript of Stereotypes

Stereotypes
Objectives:
What are stereotypes?
Where are they found?
How do they affect you?
How do they affect society?
Is there room for improvement?
Stereotypes:
A fixed, over generalized belief or a defined set of characteristics attributed to:
Are They Affecting You?
Refers to being at risk of confirming, as self-characteristic, a negative stereotype about one's group

Deconstruct, Discuss & Educate
Mya Moore
Ways to Improve
1. REALIZATION
2. MAKE A CONSCIENCE EFFORT TO DISASSOCIATE YOURSELF FROM STEREOTYPES
3. VOCALIZE CHANGE
4. EDUCATE OTHERS

Checking for Understanding:
1. What are stereotypes?

2. Name one way they can affect you or the people around you.

3. How are stereotypes maintained?

4. What can be done or changed to stop the continuation of stereotypes?
Gender
Race
Hobbies
Profession
Sexual Orientation
Economic Class
Region of Residence
Stereotypes are found all throughout society. Commonly, they are spread through the use of media but can also be overheard in conversations.
Where
Leads to decreased performance and failure
Encourages you to succeed
How do They Affect Society
Advantage:
Can help you recognize and categorize situations
Disadvantage:
Make us ignore differences
Conspire (false) opinions and judgement
Lead to assumptions
Misinform us about the world
Leave the impression the we are ignorant
* FIND ALTERNATIVES
* CHALLENGE ASSUMPTIONS
Stereotype Threat:
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