Stereotypes and Perceptions Essay
A social psychology issue that has been brought up throughout the years looks at stereotypes. The question that researchers are still trying to figure out is if stereotypes lead to accurate perceptions of other. Jussim, McCauley, and Lee (1995) state that stereotypes do lead to accurate perceptions of others, while Stangor (1995) states that stereotypes do no lead to accurate perceptions of others (Nier, 2013). There is agreement with Strangor that stereotypes do not lead to accurate perceptions.
Daily life is replete with situations where, for the purpose of interactional harmony, perceivers must suppress undesirable thoughts, including stereotypic beliefs about others. Of particular irritation is the …show more content…
Everyone stereotypes others whether they are aware of it or not and this is an issue that needs work. Scientists believe that a stereotype is information that is used to provide a clear understanding of others. What others do not think of is just how unfair it is to the person being stereotyped. These people that convince themselves they are accurate and