Psychology of Diversity - Assignment 2: Stereotyping, Prejudice & Discrimination Essay

Instructor: Natalie Boyd

Natalie is a teacher and holds an MA in English Education and is in progress on her PhD in psychology.

The study of the psychology of diversity requires an in-depth understanding of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination. This assignment will help you synthesize information and showcase your expertise in those areas.

Assignment Introduction

In the course Psychology of Diversity, you have learned about the ways that stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination can go hand-in-hand, even while they are different from each other. Now it's time to think about the ways in which stereotyping and culture can influence a social group. You'll do this by writing a 1,000-1,500 word essay.


The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate expertise in the psychological concepts associated with stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. To do this, you will need to:

  • Analyze the ways in which stereotyping and culture help to influence and maintain prejudice against individuals in a specific social group or category.
  • Describe the impact prejudice and its resulting discrimination has had on people who identify with the chosen social group or category.
  • Define stereotype, prejudice, and discrimination and describe theories related to the psychology of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination.
  • Define multiculturalism and cultural relativism and explain the impact of culture on health and psychological processes.
  • Support arguments with original analysis as well as published psychology of diversity research.


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