Stereotype threat is when a culturally entrenched idea of a group/gender/racial identity directly affect the performance and participation of those people. see this link for study http://arts.uwaterloo.ca/~sspencer/spencerlab/articles/2001-Quinn-Spencer.pdf

Stereotype threat is when a culturally entrenched idea of a group/gender/racial identity directly affect the performance and participation of those people. see this link for study http://arts.uwaterloo.ca/~sspencer/spencerlab/articles/2001-Quinn-Spencer.pdf

Thin Ice: Stereotype Threat and Black College Students When capable black college students fail to perform as well as their white counterparts, the explanation often has less to do with preparation or ability than with the threat of stereotypes about their capacity to succeed. Educators at Stanford who tested this hypothesis report their findings and propose solutions

Thin Ice: Stereotype Threat and Black College Students When capable black college students fail to perform as well as their white counterparts, the explanation often has less to do with preparation or ability than with the threat of stereotypes about their capacity to succeed. Educators at Stanford who tested this hypothesis report their findings and propose solutions

Positive Activity for Kids and Adults: Writing Your Own Once Upon a Time Story | Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker from jennifershewmaker.com

Positive Activity for Kids and Adults: Writing Your Own Once Upon a Time Story | Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker from jennifershewmaker.com

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The Atlantic -  "Measuring Stereotype Threat". Photograph by Fredrik Broden

The Atlantic - "Measuring Stereotype Threat". Photograph by Fredrik Broden

Take away: "We should replace high-stakes, one-shot tests with the kind of unobtrusive and ongoing assessments that give teachers and parents a more accurate sense of children’s true abilities. We should also put in place techniques for reducing anxiety and building self-confidence that take advantage of our social natures. And we should ensure that the social climate at our children’s schools is one of warmth and trust, not competition and exclusion."

Take away: "We should replace high-stakes, one-shot tests with the kind of unobtrusive and ongoing assessments that give teachers and parents a more accurate sense of children’s true abilities. We should also put in place techniques for reducing anxiety and building self-confidence that take advantage of our social natures. And we should ensure that the social climate at our children’s schools is one of warmth and trust, not competition and exclusion."

Interesting article on stereotype threat in the sciences and how that might affect the leaky pipeline for females.

Interesting article on stereotype threat in the sciences and how that might affect the leaky pipeline for females.

What is Stereotype Threat?

What is Stereotype Threat?

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