COM 321 week 2 Discussion 1

  

Ashford 3: – Week 2 – Discussion 1

Stereotypes

  

Think back to when you were in   high school and classify the students. What categories (or person prototypes)   did you use to categorize these people? Describe in detail each prototype,   including appearance and personality characteristics. How might your   communication behavior change if you were to talk to members of each of these   groups? Why do you think we classify people into these kinds of categories?   Is there any truth in any of these stereotypes? Is this kind of activity   relatively harmless, or is it harmful at some level? What kind of stereotypes   can be damaging? How can people be encouraged to look beyond stereotypes?   Respond to at least two of your fellow students’ postings by Day 7. (You must   create one initial post and at least two responses, for a minimum of three   posts for this discussion.)