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How Stereotypes Affect Us (And What We Can Do)

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How Stereotypes Affect Us (And What We Can Do)

Claude Steele paints a compelling picture, through personal stories and research results, of how simply being aware of negative stereotypes toward our social group diminishes our ability to perform. 

The threat of stigma is sufficient to have a significant deleterious effect on perform...

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The Stereotype Threat

Recent theory and research on the concept of stereotype threat suggests that reminders of a negative stereotype about racial identity can impede performance in a relevant domain. According to Steele and his colleagues , when a negative stereotype about a group becomes salient as a criterion for t...

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Overcoming The Stereotype Threat

Steele shows how educators might overcome stereotype threat with practically implementable research findings, including:

  •  self-affirmation within grade school, 
  • multiracial group talks on college campuses, 
  • reinforcing that challenges are learnable and ab...

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