Body-language and nonverbal communication

Stereotype behavior and / or stigmatization









Stereotype behavior and / or stigmatization

We all know about stereotypes, the way of thinking about others which is more related to oneself than to the other person. To judge someone and to address someone via a stereotype often is quite normal. Often, and this is the problem, it also can stigmatize a person, a group including people of colour, women, the elderly and people with mental illness.

Then the stereotype generalizes and  does harm the other person.

Studies show that people will often act in ways consistent with how they are treated. Therefore, treating someone according to a stereotype will likely produce behavior that confirms the stereotype. This is called a self-fulfilling stereotype.

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