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Language Stereotypes Children

How Generic Language Leads Children to Develop Social Stereotypes

Marjorie Rhodes, Ph.D. | Posted 10.07.2012 | Science
Marjorie Rhodes, Ph.D.

These findings do show that our language can influence whether children develop tendencies to stereotype certain groups. For example, hearing less generic language about gender, race, or religion should help reduce tendencies toward forming stereotypes based on those categories.