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Honors in Action Project: How the World Works - Myth and Reality: Stereotypes, Phi Theta Kappa: Start Here

This guide provides resources for Pi Kappa chapter members to research cultural stereotypes and ways they can debunk myths of negative cultural stereotypes.

Busting myths around cultural stereotypes: Research, Deconstruct, Discuss and Educate

Stereotypes

 

 

National or cultural stereotypes can be described as "a system of culture-specific beliefs connected with the nationality of a person. This system includes beliefs concerning those properties of human beings that may vary across nations, such as appearance, language, food, habits, psychological traits, attitudes, values etc....National character stereotypes are [often] not even exaggerations of real differences: They are fictions.” Source: National Stereotype.com (blog)

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Key Terms

"When stereotypical beliefs combine with prejudicial attitudes and emotions, like fear and hostility, they can drive the behavior we call discrimination." --Hank Green, Crash Course

Crash Course (2014, November 17). Prejudice and Discrimination [Video File]. https://youtu.be/7P0iP2Zm6a4

 

Crash Course (2014, November 3). Social Thinking  [Video File]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6HLDV0T5Q8

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