Social SP&D

Introduction

  • stereotype - widely shared evaulative image of social group
  • prejudice - unfavourable attitude to social group
  • discrimination - behaviour or actions to individual or groups, usually negative

Stereotypes

  • 'fixed, overgeneralised belief about a particular group or class of people'
  • advantage is it enables us to respond to rapidly to situations because of similar situations before
  • but it makes us ignore individual differences, so we make generalisations

Types of prejudice and discrimination

  • race, age, gender, appearance, social status
  • sexism, four main stereotypes for women (housewife, ****…

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