Prejudice refers to the attitudes and feelings—whether positive or negative and whether conscious or non-conscious—that people have about members of other groups. In contrast, stereotypes have traditionally been defined as specific beliefs about a group, such as descriptions of what members of a particular group look like, how they behave, or their abilities.
Many terms are not used consistently in science therefore different scholars will use them in different ways. Furthermore, as there is little merit in doing so, few scholars will generally attempt to differentiate complex and contested terms.
With this considered there will probably not be a clear objective way to differentiate stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination - you may need to make an argument based on assembling relevant discussions of each individual concept.
This is how I understand it. You can have a stereotype about anything - not just about people. In some sense a prejudice is therefore just a negative stereotype about a person or group of people. Discrimination is generally considered to involve treating someone less well in terms of behaviour rather than just attitude due to some characteristic s of theirs.
Discrimination is therefore essentially a behavioural manifestion of prejudice. To give an example, a bouncer associates people of one race with being violent a stereotype. He is therefore more likely to prevent people of that race from entry to his night club prejudice.
He prevents two member of that race from entry on a specific night discrimination. That isn't a perfect example but I hope it makes things a little clearer.
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A stereotype (positive or negative) is a justified opinion of cognitive component and the component of prejudice would be affective and irrational and unfair, is a negative attitude (or positive if it is the case). When prejudice occurs, stereotyping, discrimination, and bullying may also result.
In many cases, prejudices are based on stereotypes. In many cases, prejudices are based on stereotypes. A stereotype is a simplified assumption about a group based on prior experiences or beliefs. Anyone who has spent much time with young children knows they have a way of forming their own ideas about the world around them, no matter what lessons family and teachers try to instill.
Kids also can pick up on things that adults would rather they not. Prejudice and stereotyping are biases that work together to create and maintain social inequality. Prejudice refers to the attitudes and feelings—whether positive or negative and whether conscious or non-conscious—that people have about members of other groups.
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