STEREOTYPE By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 a set of generalisations about a group of people or a social category. It may correct or incorrect. Mostly, these statements are exaggerated. See instance theory; gender stereotypes. STEREOTYPE: "A stereotype can often be negative or exaggerated." Related Psychology Terms SEX-ROLE STEREOTYPE OCCASIONAL INVERSION ROLE CONFUSION THURSTONE ATTITUDE SCALES POSITIVE STEREOTYPE FOOD FADDISM SOCIETY PSYCHOSEXUAL DISORDERS ATYPICAL GENDER IDENTITY DISORDER AUTOSTEREOTYPING Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "STEREOTYPE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/stereotype/ (accessed January 16, 2019).