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Amy A

on 25 March 2013

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Transcript of Stereotyping

To what extent do our emotions and sense perception overrule our reason when judging a person? STEREOTYPING Empiricism Stereotyping is a way of classifying people into groups based on their attributes. As it is a way of fixed thinking, it leaves no room for variation and individuality. STEREOTYPING: Sub knowledge issue: Are stereotypes true? STEREOTYPES... Through experience we gain our knowledge DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER REASONS WHY WE STEREOTYPE 1.Used to make sense of a situation
2.Used to save time and energy
3.Stereotypes are shared beliefs OR Consensus Theory Defines information
as knowledge if it
is agreed upon by
a group. John Locke George Berkley Problems with empiricism -Not all of us perceive the same things

-Reason is not used to gain knowledge, only to link known knowledge together

-Our senses can be influenced by our beliefs about the world

-The essential laws of logic can’t be learnt as they cannot be experienced.

-Your senses can deceive you as there will always be some bias attached Stereotyping POSITIVES - Quick identification
- 'Good' stereotypes Stereotyper Stereotypee - Quick identification
- Less processing time - Stigmatized
- Isolated
- Misjudged THE ARTS RELATIVE PERSONAL EXAMPLE OF BEING STEREOTYPED Being a twin I am stereotyped as being exactly the same as Jess.

Resulting in us being merged into one Publicity Humour
this leads to accepting that all stereotypes are harmless and can be classed as a joke when this is not true HOWEVER... REASONING INDUCTIVE DEDUCTIVE Specific --> Broad Broad --> Specific Emotions=
observations, wisdom, creativity
and originality HISTORY ETHICS
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