Mental sets can hinder problem solving. Stereotypes are a type of mental set that can be of great consequence.

  • Locate scholarly research on stereotypes and provide a brief summary of that research.
  • Describe what a stereotype is and provide three examples.
  • Explain how a stereotype can be problematic for the person holding the belief.
  • Explain how the development of stereotypes can be reduced in children.
  • Cite any sources you use using the APA format on a separate page.

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