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to classify someone or something with an oversimplified set of characteristics — especially incorrectly


someone or something representing such a classification
  • We just can't get past the stereotype of the dumb jock.
    One — The Theory of Thin Slices (67% in)
stereotype = an oversimplified set of characteristics used to classify people — especially incorrectly
  • When the students were asked to identify their race on a pretest questionnaire, that simple act was sufficient to prime them with all the negative stereotypes associated with African Americans and academic achievement—and the number of items they got right was cut in half.
    Two — The Locked Door (35% in)
  • We have a sense of what a leader is supposed to look like, and that stereotype is so powerful that when someone fits it, we simply become blind to other considerations.
    Three — The Warren Harding Error (55% in)
  • They stopped relying on the actual evidence of their senses and fell back on a rigid and unyielding system, a stereotype.
    6 — Seven Seconds in the Bronx (79% in)
  • "When we make a split-second decision," Payne says, "we are really vulnerable to being guided by our stereotypes and prejudices, even ones we may not necessarily endorse or believe."
    6 — Seven Seconds in the Bronx (79% in)
  • He told some people precisely what the experiment was about and told them explicitly to avoid stereotypes based on race.
    6 — Seven Seconds in the Bronx (80% in)

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