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Stereotypes and their impact. Disability Studies Infusion Project. Take out a piece of paper…. Write down the following: THREE things that are TRUE about you ONE thing that is a LIE about you Goal: to make your lie the most outrageous yet believable. Next…. Count off by 8’s

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Stereotypes and their impact

Stereotypes and their impact

Disability Studies Infusion Project


Take out a piece of paper

Take out a piece of paper…

  • Write down the following:

    • THREE things that are TRUE about you

    • ONE thing that is a LIE about you

  • Goal: to make your lie the most outrageous yet believable


Stereotypes and their impact

Next…

  • Count off by 8’s

  • Find your partner

  • Tell them your four statements

  • Did they figure out your lie??

  • THEN…introduce your partner and their four statements to the class. See if class can figure it out as well!


Let s start with who is dr kat

Let’s Start With: Who is Dr. Kat?

  • I am an avid motorcyclist and have two bikes

  • I have an older sister, who is a golf trainer, used to train Annika Sorenstam, and is the only female trainer on the PGA tour allowed in the men’s clubhouse

  • I ate frosted flakes at an Inn in Germany when I was 2 years old

  • I have a Red Sox tattoo on my left shoulder blade (GO SOX!)


What was your first impression of me

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION OF ME?


Stereotypes and their impact

  • Where was I born?

  • Am I married? If so, for how long?

  • Do I have children? If so, how many?

  • What is my favorite kind of food?

  • What organized sports/physical activity do I participate in or have participated in?

  • Am I a good role model within my profession?


First impressions are critical

First impressions are critical!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wunHDfZFxXw


Stereotypes

Stereotypes

  • Stereotypes are assumptions that are made about a person or group’s character or attributes, based on a general image of a particular group of people


Let s play 1 versus 100

Let’s Play…1 versus 100!

  • Describe some common stereotypes for the following:

    • Teenagers

    • Computer Programmers

    • People from New York


What do most people come up with

What do most people come up with?

Teenagers

  • Lazy

  • Rebellious

  • Irresponsible

  • Disrespectful

  • Defiant

  • Egocentric

  • Focused on trivial things

    Computer Programmers

  • Socially inept

  • Nerdy

  • Wear pocket protectors

  • Quiet

  • Dry humor

    People from NY

  • Pushy

  • Rude

  • Bad drivers

  • Funny accent

  • Snobs

  • In a rush


What is missing

What is missing?

Teenagers

  • Lazy

  • Rebellious

  • Irresponsible

  • Disrespectful

  • Defiant

  • Egocentric

  • Focused on trivial things

  • Active

  • Tech savvy

  • Compassionate

    Computer Programmers

  • Socially inept

  • Nerdy

  • Wear pocket protectors

  • Quiet

  • Dry humor

  • Good problem solvers

  • Very smart

  • Committed

    People from NY

  • Pushy

  • Rude

  • Bad drivers

  • Funny accent

  • Snobs

  • In a rush

  • Live exciting lives

  • Persistent

  • Protective & loyal


Impact of negative stereotypes

Impact of negative stereotypes

  • Avoided socially

  • Persecuted/harrassed

  • Discriminated against

  • Ostracized

  • Denied opportunities

  • Ignored


Where do stereotypes come from

Where do stereotypes come from?

  • Personal experiences

  • Family

  • Peers

  • Media portrayal

    • How are characters with a disability represented?

    • Many of these characters are portrayed as:

      • Victims

      • Villains

      • Bitter war veterans

      • Innocent and child-like


When you see a person with a disability presume competence kathy snow disability is natural 2001

“When you see a person with a disability, presume competence”-Kathy Snow, Disability is Natural, 2001


Any questions or comments

Thank you for participating in the WCU-Temple Disability Studies Infusion project!

Any questions or comments?


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