(Answered) PSYC315N -Week 5 Assignment: Stereotypes and How They Hinder Health Care

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 5
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 2 scholarly sources in addition to your textbook and lesson


Stereotypes, unfortunately, are a common side-effect of societal perception of other individuals and groups. No matter who you are, stereotypes and prejudices influence our thoughts and perceptions even if they are unconscious.

  1. Select a group from any culture, country, or society.
  2. Describe how stereotypes or prejudices against that group might influence a health care practitioner during treatment. You can select a historical group (for example: plague victims, AIDS patients from the early 1980s) or more recent (immigrants in detention centers, anti-vaxxers, or patients with race specific illnesses such as sickle cell anemia or Tay-Sachs syndrome).
  3. Describe common stereotypes of the group you selected. Dissect those stereotypes as to the potential impact they might have on treatment options or decisions or care.
  4. Analyze how specific theories we learned about (i.e. ingroups vs outgroups, implicit racism, outgroup homogeneity effect, realistic conflict theory, social identity theory, attribution theory, etc.) influence stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination in the context of this scenario.  You don’t need to discuss all of these theories; just pick one or two for your analysis.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 2-3 pages (not including title page or references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • •    References page (minimum of 2 scholarly sources in addition to the textbook or online lesson)


This activity will be graded based on the Essay Grading Rubric.

Course Outcomes (CO): 5

Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday



Selected group

The historical group selected for this assignment is AIDS patients from the early 1980s. Stereotypes are responsible for affecting the lives of patients since they develop the feeling of being discriminated. This process impacts the confidence of such patients in the process of gaining access to medical care, a process that leads to medical complications and death. The myths that are spread concerning different groups of patients results in hatred towards them (Owen, 2022). Stereotypes are responsible for making the lives of different groups of patients difficult since they lack the strength of socializing with other people and gaining access to medical care that can improve their lives.

Influence on healthcare practitioners

AIDS patients from the early 1980s were affected by stereotypes in different ways. The ability of these patients to interact with other people was impacted by the stereotypes that resulted in discrimination as well as hatred. ……please click the icon below to purchase the asnwer at $10