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:
• Race • Ethnicity • Religion • Gender • Sexual orientation • Age • Disability
|Category |Stereotype 1 |Stereotype 2 |Stereotype 3 |
|Age |Kids are aggravating, |Teens are selfish, dependant, and |Old people can be weak, forgetful,|
| |unintelligent, and attention |moody. |and clumsy. |
| |seeking. | | |
|Gender |Girls are scared of everything. |Guys are strong and macho. |Girls are too sensitive. |
|Sexual Orientation |Lesibian Girls are masculant |Gay Guys are feminine acting. |If you are a guy and you befriend |
| |acting. | |a guy, he will obviously try to |
| | | |hit on you. |
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?
Stereotypes can be positive or negative. An example of a positive stereotype is “All blondes are beautiful”. A positive aspect of this stereotype is that it can literally increase the self confidence of a blond person. A higher level of self confidence will help push somebody through life a little easier.
What are the negative aspects of stereotypes?
Negative stereotypes can lower the self confidence of a person. For example, the statement “All blondes are dumb and stupid” can lead somebody into thinking that they are stupid an lower their self confidence. Lower self confidence through live can lead to higher stress levels and higer stress levels can lead to depression.
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.