NEGATIVE STEREOTYPE

is a stereotype (widely held belief) about an individual or group which displays them in a poor light and is normally entirely unrepresentative of the actual situation.

NEGATIVE STEREOTYPE: "Stereotypes which are seldom correct and true to what they are supposed to represent are otherwise known as negative stereotypes."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "NEGATIVE STEREOTYPE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/negative-stereotype/ (accessed October 16, 2019).
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