Associate Program Material
Stereotypes and Prejudice Worksheet
Please complete the following exercises, remembering that you are in an academic setting and should remain unbiased, considerate, and professional when completing this worksheet.
Select three of the identity categories below and name or describe at least 3 related stereotypes for each:
All Asians are geniuses.
All whites are racist.
All blacks are criminals.
Women find 'nice guys' less attractive.
Men only thin about sex.
Men can never be 'just friends'.
Young people are all irresponsible.
Old people can not drive.
Old people have lots of money.
Answer each question in 50 to 100 words related to those stereotypes. Provide citations for all the sources you use.
What are the positive aspects of stereotypes, if any?
There are a few positive aspects of stereotypes. They can people you get a job, promotion, friends, and much more. Of course, this is if you are about of the stereotypes such as tall people do better than short people or whites are less likely to commit crime than blacks. It can people help be more careful towards who they trust, some times that is not always a bad thing.
What are the negative aspects of stereotypes?
There are many negative aspects of stereotypes. It does not give people equal opportunity because not everyone is like the stereotypes that are made. It can also make that person who has a stereotype loose opportunity because they could have been very good for business or a friendship.In some cases, stereotyping can also effect your happiness.
Answer each question in 50 to 150 words related to those stereotypes. Provide citations for all the sources you use.
Define stereotypes and prejudice. What is the difference between stereotyping and prejudice? Use examples to illustrate the differences.
Prejudice means there is a pre-judgment made and