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Unformatted text preview: Have you ever considered changing majors due to the climate of your discipline? Have you ever felt like someone implied that you were good or bad at something because of your gender and/or race? What was the situation and how did it make you feel? How could this “stereotype threat” impact people? Both of these articles describe how the authors were part of an extreme minority and felt alienated in their chosen field. This resulted in a great deal of self-doubt. Can you recall any times when you have doubted your own abilities instead of questioning the culture of your chosen field of study? How did Hammonds and Keller transform their experiences into something positive? What support networks are in place for the members of your group? If you are struggling with school and/or life issues, what resources are available to you?...
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- Spring '09
- English-language films, Hammonds, different colleges, demographic breakdown