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Stereotypes are characteristics that are generally regarded as “typical” for a certain group of people (e.g., people from the same social background or of the same gender). These properties are then applied to all the people in this group. Stereotypes, however, are often wrong when they refer to a group and apply even less to individual people in this group with the result that they come across as prejudicial.

Due to stereotyping, gifted children and adolescents are expected to exhibit certain kinds of behavior or achievements which are only ascribed to them—often wrongly—on the basis of their giftedness.

The authors Nicole Miceli and Anne-Kathrin Stiller have developed this glossary together with the Fachportal Team. The glossary was translated by Daniel Shatwell and edited by Lisa Trierweiler.