Makes us mentally lazy
stereotypes get in the way of our judgment
we tend to stereotype because it helps us make sense out of a highly confusing world
Stereotypes makes us prejudge people
We grew up with it. As in joking and being serious.
Helps us comprehend this crazy world we live in.
It's everywhere. You can't see to get away from it.
we can become aware of the standardized pictures in our heads
we can become suspicious of all judgments that we allow exceptions to prove.
we can learn to be chary of generalizations about people.