Some stereotypes of elderly people are positive, such as the idea that wisdom comes with age and that an elderly person's wide range of experience results in intelligence and good sense; other stereotypes of elderly peop... More »

A stereotype is an oversimplified, generally over-exaggerated belief that all members of a certain group act and think in the same fashion. Individuals use negative stereotypes as the basis to justify discrimination and ... More »

Examples of prejudice in schools include excluding students from activities and social groups due to religious beliefs, race, gender or sexual orientation; judging others based on stereotypes; and bullying students due t... More »

The sociology term ascribed status means the position a person holds in society, assigned on the basis of factors such as gender, race and age. It is the opposite of achieved status, where a person's position is based on... More »

Social orientation refers to the theory that explains why a person has particular behaviors, relationships and adaptations with other people and/or society in general. Also referred to as social dominance orientation in ... More »

While the number of words the average person speaks in a day can depend on age, culture and other factors, a University of Arizona study found that most people speak around 16,000 words in a day. This study found no sign... More »

Examples of external noises are anything outside of a person's body that creates noise; a radio, a car, other people speaking and the hum of fluorescent lighting are all external noises. External noises are a type of dis... More »