Stereotypes

Your text defined stereotypes as general images or beliefs we have about others and their belief systems, personalities or behaviors. Your text also noted that stereotypes can either be positive (e.g., believing that Asian Americans are mathematically minded and very industrious) or negative and can either be accurate or completely unfounded. Further, two types of stereotypes were discussed: Autostereotypes – or the beliefs that you have about your own group – and  Heterostereotypes – or the beliefs that you have about those outside your group. Think for a moment about what characteristics you believe men and women tend to have in general. Then, post your response to the questions below. Make sure to identify if you are a man or a woman when submitting your responses.Autostereotypes: Write down what characteristics women in general tend to have if you are a woman, or write down what characteristics men in general tend to have if you are a man (list as many as you can):Heterostereotypes: Write down what characteristics men in general tend to have if you are a woman, or write down what characteristics women in general tend to have if you are a man (list as many as you can):

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