by Claude M. Steele
Hardcover, 242 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $25.95 | purchase
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Through dramatic personal stories, the author shares the experiments and studies that show that exposing subjects to stereotypes, including those applying to race and gender, impairs the subjects' performance in the area affected by the stereotype.
April 12, 2010 Women taking a math test will perform worse when reminded that women aren't expected to do well in math. Social psychologist Claude Steele calls this an example of the "stereotype threat." In his book, Whistling Vivaldi, he lays out a plan to reshape those expectations.
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