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    What are all the differences between categorization and stereotyping and what problems can they each cause?

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    1. What are all the differences between categorization and stereotyping and what problems can they each cause?

    Classification is defined as "a group of people or things arranged by class or category". It is "the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type" (wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn). Classification causes problems as it can lead to stereotyping or pigeonholing people and groups of people based on certain mental ...

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    Discusses the differences between categorization and stereotyping and what problems they can each cause. Supplemnted with an extra resource that expands on his response. References are provided.

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