a stereotype which claims to depict the admirable, favorable, or advantageous factors and traits of the members of a specific group or cultural class. However, stereotypes about other groups are frequently negative, generalizations about one's own groups have a tendency to be positive.

POSITIVE STEREOTYPE: "The positive stereotype was expected since the young woman had belonged to upper echelons of the organization for years herself."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "POSITIVE STEREOTYPE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/positive-stereotype/ (accessed October 18, 2021).