She found that the films depicted the Spanish having certain recurrent themes throughout all the films; they consisted of “beaches, flamenco/guitar music, bullfighting, and fiesta,” as if they characterized the entire length and scope of Spanish culture. She did find however, that the language and narration of Spanish in these films was surprisingly accurate and had little or no stereotypical inclinations (Inigo, 2007).
The question becomes then, how do stereotypes become so widespread and become attributed towards the characteristic of everyone within a culture if there is no truth to them? According to Allport the source of these stereotypes can be directly linked to belief which has been biased by discriminatory attitudes. Campbell however gives a different viewpoint that if two societal groups meet in social interaction then their stereotypes will be based on perceived differences of each other (Terracciano & McCrae, 2007).
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