Explain the formation of stereotypes and their effect on behavior



How do stereotypes form? Sociocultural learning, categorization, and schema processing



         Stereotypes are, to some extent, based on individual experiences but cultural and social factors also play a role, i.e. stereotypes are contextualized and not simply the results of individual cognitive processing. Stereotypes can be shared by large sociocultural groups as social representations.




Study to use: The Princeton Trilogy


What is the effect of stereotypes on behavior?





Study to use: Darley and Gross (1983)