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Evaluation and Expectations of People

1. What are the different ways in which we evaluate people?

2. How do these factors play a role in our expectations of other people?

3. What are the disadvantages of these expectations?

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1. What are the different ways in which we evaluate people?

Does this question mean education evaluation, such as testing, observing, etc. or is it directed at personal evaluations? My understanding is the latter. We evaluate people based on many factors, both at the social and individual level, such as:

1) CULTURE AND STEREOTYPES

Many stereotypes exist, especially for minority groups, at least the more negatives ones e.g., poor people are lazy, women are made to have babies and look after the family, Jewish people are cheap, First Nations people drink too much, to name a few. People also evaluations people based on their culture, with some cultures having more negative evaluations.

In education, a gang member might be assumed to have little hope of succeeding, so little help and encouragement will be given to this student when compared to he help and encouragement to a student who is the class president. This sets up expectations for these students, one expected to fail, the other to succeed.

2) CLASS, GROUP MEMBERSHIP, SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS, EDUCATION

Some people evaluate/judge others based on how much money they have, what social class they are in e.g., expect people living in poverty to be drug addicts or having other problems. Other people evaluate/judge other people based ...

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This solution describes the different ways in which we evaluate people and how these factors play a role in our expectations of other people. It also discusses the disadvantages of these expectations.

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