STEREOTYPE By N., Sam M.S. - 279 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 Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development ATTITUDE SCALES A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Filicide SOCIAL NORM (Group Norms) CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY ADOLESCENCE (Theories) LANGUAGE (Psycholinguistics) Developing a Case Study Identifying Relevant Theories and Models PHYSIOGNOMY Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "STEREOTYPE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/stereotype/ (accessed January 19, 2022).