Stereotyping – definitions

stereotypes

Donald M. Taylor and Fathaly M. Moghaddam(1994) define stereotypes, attributes, and discrimination as “mechanisms by which advantaged and disadvantaged group members perceive and interpret interactions that appear to be based on their category membership rather than on their individual characteristics”

Managing diversity by Michaelle E. Mor Barak

Lippmann’s view of stereotypes is that they are a natural necessity, and it is the character of the stereotype that determines its positive or negative value. If a stereotype is held in a rigid manner and based upon one’s own philosophy, the stereotype has greater negative implications than in those who “hold them lightly, to modify them gladly”

Hate Prejudice and Racism by Milton Kleg

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