STEREOTYPE

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."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "STEREOTYPE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/stereotype/ (accessed July 22, 2018).
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