Examination of stereotypes, stereotype formation, and the relationship of stereotypes to prejudice and discrimination is a field of study within social psychology. These three constructs are certainly distinct; however, they are clearly related. At times, individuals automatically stereotype with negative consequences. Social psychologists are identifying ways to address automatic stereotyping (Wright & Taylor, 2007).
For this Discussion, review this week’s Learning Resources and consider whether or not it is possible not to stereotype.
With these thoughts in mind:
your argument regarding whether or not it is possible to avoid stereotyping. Then explain how stereotyping relates to prejudice and discrimination. Finally, explain two ways to mitigate stereotyping.