DR. GOSLING starts off by presenting stereotypes in a new manner, that I have not thought of before. One that makes the act of the stereotype not a judgment, but an event.
“[W]e don’t have the time to treat every instance as though it’s really a new…”
…suggests that stereotypes are not merely an invention of the human brain due to tendencies to compartmentalize and group everything, but a crude survival mechanism. One that any other mammal would use: a lab mouse is presented with three triggers, and it is discovered that by pressing the middle trigger 5 times in a row a treat is offered, but not if the trigger is interrupted by the other two buttons being pushed. It is safe to assume that when this behaviour is learnt, the mouse will act accordingly when the same situation (with outside variables in control of course,) is presented once again. According to the view’s of Dr. Gosling, this is an event stereotype.