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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