Researcher develops tools to remedy race, gender gaps in standardized test performance
After finishing a lecture about using euphemisms to discuss embarrassing or upsetting topicsdeath, bodily functions, sexDr. Matthew McGlone, assistant professor of communication studies, was approached by an African American woman in the audience whose daughter was about to enter kindergarten. "Do you have any suggestions on how I can talk to my daughter about African American stereotypes she might have to confront in school?" she asked.
Stereotype Threat: A Conversation with Claude Steele
One only has to turn on the television to view a plethora of stereotypes about people based on gender, race, religion, physical appearance, intelligence—the ...
"Researchers found that women experiencing stereotype threat while taking a math test showed heightened activation in the ventral stream of the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC)."
"The Effects of Stereotype Threat on the Standardized Test Performance of College Students (adjusted for group differences on SAT), From J. Aronson, C.M. Steele, M.F. Salinas, M.J. Lustina - Readings About the Social Animal, 8th edition, E. Aronson"