How Diversity Is Socially Constructed: Psychological Theories & Examples


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What does it mean for diversity to be socially constructed?

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1. Which of the following categories is NOT socially constructed?

2. What is one reason why people maintain social differences?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test yourself on diversity as a social construct with this multiple-choice quiz. You'll be answering questions on some of the main subjects in the lesson, like the meaning of diversity as a social construct and a category that's not a social construct.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These points will be covered on the quiz:

  • One of the causes for people to hold onto social differences
  • An individual's way of relating social differences to a social construct
  • Practice of honoring diversity in a community

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a category that's not socially constructed and a reason why people hold onto social differences
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can correctly define diversity as a social construct
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an example of honoring diversity in a community

Additional Learning

Keep learning about psychological perspectives on diversity with the lesson named How Diversity Is Socially Constructed: Psychological Theories & Examples. We've listed these important topics that you'll be exploring:

  • Examples of social differences in society
  • Detrimental effects of maintaining social differences
  • Importance of speaking out against discrimination