Definitions for "Stereotyping"
A fixed belief that typically involves a negative generalization about a group or class of people. Members of the general public often endorse a number of negative beliefs about mentally ill people, and thus engage in stereotyping.
The application of an over-simplified label to entire group of people.
7,8,9,10,11,12 A standardized mental picture that is held in common by members of a group and that represents an oversimplified opinion, prejudiced attitude or uncritical judgment.