Psy 102 fall 2011-ucsb-lecture14_stereotypethreat_f11

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Course Information Exam 11/16 coverage, etc. posted No class on 11/23 (day before Thanksgiving)
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Stereotype Threat When negative stereotypes targeting one’s social identity provide a framework for interpreting one’s behavior in a given situation, the risk of being personally reduced to those negative stereotypes can evoke a disruptive state among stigmatized individuals.
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Stereotype threat: Questions to consider What have we learned from Steele and colleagues? Why does it occur? Can we prevent it or reduce it? What social or personal phenomenon does it
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Unformatted text preview: explain? Steele & Aronson, 1995 Women & Minorities in STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and math) • Number of women and minorities in this field is historically low • Alarming trend in last 10 years of decline in these numbers • National Science Foundation has as a priority funding research to address this problem Cultural Stereotype: ―Women are bad at science & math‖ Stereotype Threat ―Female student might fail at tests‖ Performance Deficits Disidentification with stereotyped domain...
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