BA 104 - Assignment 2

BA 104 - Assignment 2 - Tim Nguyen BA 104 Assignment 2...

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Tim Nguyen BA 104 Assignment 2 Stereotypes are defined by the author as “a way of thinking.” In a sense we are categorizing data into groups, giving the groups of information recognizable labels, and fitting them into our current knowledge base. We stereotype because it is normal and essential, however it stereotyping becomes a problem when our labels become rigid and exaggerated about specific groups of people. Stereotpying is typically done for the following reasons: - Making complex reality manageable - Short-cutting with categories - Quickly identifying things - Incorporating multi-sensory experiences - Being Rational – or not - Adding the emotional whammy Stereotypes are different from prejudice and discrimination. Prejudice is defined as a way of feeling, prejudging before actually knowing the person. Discrimination on the other hand is a way of acting, typically referring to behavior and acts that have an effect on people who are targets of prejudice. Stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination all are
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