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ERIC Number: EJ1004918
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Ethnic and Nationality Stereotypes in Everyday Language
Kite, Mary E.; Whitley, Bernard E., Jr.
Teaching of Psychology, v39 n1 p54-56 Jan 2012
The authors describe a demonstration of stereotype use in everyday language that focuses on common phrases reflecting stereotypic beliefs about ethnic groups or nationalities. The exercise encourages students' discussion of stereotype use. Students read 13 common phrases from the English language and stated whether they had used each phrase and whether the meaning of the phrase is positive or negative. Evaluations of the exercise showed that it is effective for increasing awareness of stereotype use in everyday language. The authors provide suggested topics for class discussion. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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