StereoTypes - How could it Influence Our Social Life?

Saturday, October 09, 2010 Jo Hanniffy 0 Comments

I'm very sure most people unconscious or consciously posses an experience of being a stereotype. What does a stereotype mean, exactly? A famous psychologist Cardwell in 1996 defined Stereotype as a fixed, over generalised belief about a particular group or class of people. Stereotypes usually appear in a negative impression, and  have a 'we're better than the others' mentality as well as like very much to compare their differences to others like "Us" and "Them" therefore stereotypes often refer to racisms -- or infer about a group are all the same. For instance, presumably, you have a bad experience argumentum about religious with one of members Gorontalo Maju 2020; and presumably, most of members Gorontalo Maju 2020 are religious people; in this case you attempt to give a shout about other religious. Some members give an 'against' reaction of yours. According to this, you might start to think that all Gorontaloness posses same thoughts and attitudes regarding other religious. This stereotypical is leisurely found when you infer that they differ from you.

In Social Psychology studying consider that the way of our thoughts, feelings, and behave are influenced by other human beings; and stereotyping apparently has a strong affection in how we think, feel, and behave. A recent phenomena from my own experience happened when I read an ads board of supermarket saying "Because we're Irish"; it's just an advertise, however, uninvited thought came to my mind like this: "so I don't need to spend my money on this supermarket as I'm not Irish" --- it's a joke. This ad, however, apparently not just influenced my thought-joke to this ad --- others had shown his unhappiness to this ad through a free newspaper. I try not to think whoever put the ads attempt to think differently about others as they know that many immigrants also shopping on that supermarket. But others seem have different perspective of significance to its ads.
In 1933, Katz and Braly researched regarding Racial Stereotyping to American university students. The aim of this study was to investigate the Racial Stereotyping attitudes of American students towards different ethnics. They concluded that ethnic stereotypes are widespread, and contributed by members of a specific group. The research was done from 1933 and repeated in 1951 and 1967. The results found a bit alter from the former result. 
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Although this studying not ground for a major reason of people behave, think and feel, however it gives a big influence of impression about being different from others in a social life. I’m now thinking about something else --- the influence of stereotyping in antisocial behaviour; I try, however, not to state that antisocial behaviour exists because of stereotyping? But it seems to me that stereotyping play role on people become more aggressive. An unacceptable attitude from a group may be increase aggressiveness towards a deniable.

I’m thinking --- How a social world in a country would be if these stereotypes owned by official holders? 

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