Define stigma by association. How are your own interactions affected by the possibility of the stigma? Explain.
Give examples of groups in the modern world who are numerically a majority but are nonetheless stigmatized. Why do these stigmas exist?
Is the stress associated with experiencing discrimination the same or different from other types of stress? Explain.
How are Disidentification and Discounting similar? How are they different? Explain.
Describe the factors that people take into account when deciding whether an action constitutes discrimination. Give an example of how you have used those criteria in your own life, either for a behavior directed toward you or for an action you have witnessed.
Stigma is the discrimination against, or disapproval of a person merely on account of perceivable societal qualities that tend to distinguish them from other society members. In most cases, stigma is so intertwined to other factors like gender, race, health and intelligence among other things. Cognizant of the above, this paper focusses on analyzing stigma by first defining it and outlining how our interactions are affected by possibility of stigma, interrelation of stress and stigma among other ideas.