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Whistling Vivaldi : and other clues to how stereotypes affect us

Author: Claude Steele
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, ©2010.
Series: Issues of our time (W.W. Norton & Company)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this work, the author, a social psychologist, addresses one of the most perplexing social issues of our time: the trend of minority underperformance in higher education. With strong evidence showing that the problem involves more than weaker skills, he explores other explanations. Here he presents an insider's look at his research and details his groundbreaking findings on stereotypes and identity, findings that  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claude Steele
ISBN: 039306249X 9780393062496 0393339726 9780393339727
OCLC Number: 317919731
Description: xii, 242 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: An introduction : at the root of identity --
A mysterious link between identity and intellectual performance --
Stereotype threat comes to light, and in more than one group --
A broader view of identity : in the lives of Anatole Broyard, Amin Maalouf, and the rest of us --
The many experiences of stereotype threat --
Identity threat and the efforting life --
The mind on stereotype threat : racing and overloaded --
The strength of stereotype threat : the role of cues --
Reducing identity and stereotype threat : a new hope --
The distance between us : the role of identity threat --
Conclusion : identity as a bridge between us.
Series Title: Issues of our time (W.W. Norton & Company)
Responsibility: Claude M. Steele.
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