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* Women perform worse on math tests when they think the test will produce gender differences. (Spencer, Steele, & Quinn, 1999) * White men perform worse on math tests when they think they are competing with Asians. (Aronson et al., 1999) * Black ...


Stereotype Threat. Grace is the only black doctor at the clinic where she works. The other doctors are nice to her, but every time she makes a mistake or comes in late to work, she feels like they ...


What situations lead to stereotype threat? Example situations: Stereotyped group status is highlighted, solo status is involved, stereotypes are invoked, and evaluative scrutiny occurs. Although some individuals are more susceptible to stereotype threat than others, stereotype threat is also more common in some situations than others. Research ...


Stereotype threat is a theory of discrimination response behavior that was first coined by Steele and Aronson (1995). The theory posits that under specific conditions involving explicitly revealed stereotypes, people will subconsciously act to fulfill those stereotypes, even when the outcome is detrimental.


Stereotype threat is a situational predicament in which people are or feel themselves to be at risk of conforming to stereotypes about their social group. Stereotype threat is purportedly a contributing factor to long-standing racial and gender gaps in academic performance.


Stereotype threat may affect many other dimensions of schooling and education reform beyond testing. A classroom or school culture, for example, can potentially exacerbate or mitigate the negative consequences of stereotype threat—in both subtle and blatant ways. Education policies, even those aimed at combating race-based achievement gaps ...


Stereotype threat is a self-confirming belief that one may be evaluated based on a negative stereotype. Because of stereotype threat, students who are reminded of negative stereotypes about their ...


Stereotype threat can prevent women and minorities from excelling in school and at work. Policy remedies have pros and cons. Key Points •• Stereotype threat is an individual’s concern with con-firming a negative stereotype about his or her group. •• Stereotype threat can undermine academic and work performance for women and minorities.


The Strength of a Stereotype Threat. The strength of a stereotype threat also depends, in part, on the meaning of the stereotype involved. Some stereotypes have more negative meaning than others do. A stereotype that demeans a group’s integrity should pose a stronger threat than a stereotype that demeans a group’s sense of humor, for example.


Stereotype threat describes the experience of “being at risk of confirming, as self-characteristic, a negative stereotype of one’s group” (Steel & Aronson, 1995). This social-psychological phenomenon has been shown to significantly decrease the performance of persons who belong to negatively stereotyped groups.