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ERIC Number: ED002565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Jun
Pages: 8
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THE MEANING OF STEREOTYPES.
RINEHART, JAMES W.
DISCUSSED IS THE NATURE OF STEREOTYPES AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS TO PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATORY BEHAVIOR. STEREOTYPES ARE DEFINED AS SETS OF BELIEFS, USUALLY STATED IN THE FORM OF CATEGORICAL GENERALIZATIONS, WHICH PEOPLE HOLD ABOUT MEMBERS OF THEIR OWN OBJECTIVE FACTS. THERE IS HIGH AGREEMENT ON THE TRAITS USED TO DESCRIBE PARTICULAR MINORITY GROUPS, FOR EXAMPLE, JEWS ARE SHREWD OR MERCENARY. PEOPLE OF DIVERSE ETHNIC AND NATIONAL ORIGINS TEND TO STEREOTYPE MEMBERS OF PARTICULAR GROUPS, SUCH AS NEGROES, IN SIMILAR TERMS. MEMBERS OF MINORITY GROUPS FREQUENTLY STEREOTYPE THEMSELVES IN MUCH THE SAME MANNER AS OTHERS STEREOTYPE THEM. IT IS POINTED OUT THAT STEREOTYPES, LIKE LANGUAGES, ARE LEARNED IN INTERACTION WITH OTHERS AND UNDERGO A DEVELOPMENTAL PROCESS. THE BASIC SOURCES OF STEREOTYPE DIFFUSION ARE PARENTS, RELATIVES, EDUCATORS, AND PLAYMATES. SCHOOL SHOULD ESTABLISH A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM OF INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION. TEACHERS CAN DISCOURAGE STEREOTYPES BY INCREASING AWARENESS IN THEIR STUDENTS OF THE KINDS AND DEGREES OF GROUP DIFFERENCES. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN "THEORY INTO PARACTICE - INTERGROUP RELATIONS EDUCATION," VOLUME 2, JUNE 1963.
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Identifiers: COLUMBUS; OHIO