Psych 4600 Assignment 4 Stereotype threat

Psych 4600 Assignment 4 Stereotype threat - Stereotype...

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Stereotype Threat and Women’s Math Performance 1. According to the authors, why does stereotype threat affect women’s math performance? After reading the article, do you agree with their conclusions? Stereotype threat affects women’s math performance because it shapes the way women view and think about their capabilities in understanding math and solving math problems. It also decreases their self-esteem in how they perceive their capabilities in solving math related course work or problems. Stereotype threat also affects women’s performance because women are more likely to disidentify with math and choose careers and coursework that does not have a strong math-related background once that stereotype is in play and affects their behavior. I agree with the authors’ conclusions because stereotype threat affects all races and all genders even the elderly and middle-aged school children in some way or another. 2.
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