Labeling Theory

Labeling theory would be the theory of what sort of self-identity and behavior of folks may be established or influenced because of the terms used to describe or classify them. It is associated with the concepts of self-fulfilling prophecy and stereotyping. Labeling theory keeps that deviance just isn’t inherent to a good act, but instead focuses on the tendency involving majorities to adversely label minorities or those viewed as deviant from common cultural norms.