This course deals with stereotypes, their functions in social life and their positive and negative effects.

You will learn that stereotypes are sometimes necessary to cope with a complex reality. On the other hand, stereotyping can lead to negative and inflexible assessments of persons, social or cultural groups. Prejudice, devaluation and discrimination can be the consequences.

You will also get acquainted to the process of stereotyping and its typical steps. Concluding, the course would like to encourage you how to reflect and overcome stereotypes.