Stereotyping involves making generalizations about personal attributes or characteristics of a group of people. We describe research findings on the adverse effects of stereotyping for mental health and general well-being occurring through stereotype threat, internalization of stereotypes, and discrimination stemming from stereotyping. Then, we discuss how intersectionality theory helps us understand stereotype effects. Future research and policy interventions focused on stereotypes are crucial because of their relevance for the mental health and well-being of all people.
Encyclopedia of Mental Health: Second Edition
Rosenthal, L. and Overstreet, N., "Stereotyping" (2016). Psychology. 556.