The Effects Of Stereotypes On Communication And Interaction

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The Effects Of Stereotypes On Communication And Interaction Between High School Students

Introduction
Stereotypes are predictive generalizations about people or situations (Wood, 43). The media has become a strong influence of the way people view each other and how we communicate. As a result of the impact the media has had on society, stereotypes have become the main focus of several Television shows and movies. As a recent high school graduate, I am aware of the typical teenage stereotypes that exist today. There is one movie in particular that many consider a classic of teen stereotypes. The movie ? The Breakfast Club? clearly portrays one of each of the well-known classifications including: The nerd, jock, princess, criminal, and basket case.
Many are quick to judge others based on their looks, but what is lost is the awareness of the uniqueness of the individual person (Wood, 93). Stereotypes may be accurate or inaccurate. In most cases stereotyping can result in negative actions. For example, In ?The Breakfast Club?, the stereotypical loser, Johnny Bender, is treated inferior by the two popular characters. Brian, the nerd, is treated as though he does not exist.
In a high school setting, the way that students view each

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