Soc 315 Dq 1

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SOC 315 DQ 1 Q. Even within one’s own community, every individual is different. Based on your appearance or mannerisms, how might you be stereotyped in your local community? List both positive and negative stereotypes a stranger might assign to you. If you traveled to a different region of the country, how might you be stereotyped differently? Answer to the student: Humans differ in many ways, too. Some of these differences are physical, such as skin color, hair texture, or gender. Others differences, such as language, customs, and beliefs, are learned (Clark, R., Anderson, N.B., Clark, V.R., and Williams, D.R, 1999). All stereotyping is really is a simplified and standardized conception about the characteristics or expected behaviors of an identifiable group. As a result, we develop generalized perceptions about people based upon such things as the color of their skin, style of dress, sex (oops, gender) and so on. Stereotyping is all part of the process of perception which also involves such things as our sense of self-esteem and self-concept. As a result, when we see certain groups or people, or individuals. Stereotyping no doubt serves a purpose at times, however, it is up to the individual to get to know either the other individual or members of that group to determine if their perceptions are correct. Most stereotypes probably tend to convey a negative and positive impression (Clark, R., Anderson, N.B., Clark, V.R., and Williams, D.R, 1999). Positive stereotypes are good qualities that are assigned to groups of people based on various characteristics, including their race, nationality and sexual orientation among others. The negative stereotypes are present regarding a specific group, group members are likely to become anxious about their performance, which may hinder their ability to perform at their maximum level, behavior, judgment. The differences

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