Stereotypes Vs. Generalizations


Do you know the difference between stereotypes and generalizations? The following definitions are intended to help quickly and easily guide your conversations, presentations, and trainings. To download and print this resource, please click here.


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  1. When we make a generalization, we are attempting to look at the behavior of many people and note similarities. While we do this, we focus on being descriptive and not judgmental. We are also able to modify this broad view if we encounter new examples which disprove the description we are trying to make.

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