Stereotype Threat Widens Achievement Gap 15 mon
Racial and gender peculiarities are said to predispose one to bad results. Thus, African Americans and girls are said to be affected most by this believe.
A study suggests that there is a myth about the fact that genetics and cultural differences cause students to demonstrate poor academic performances and lead to their bad results in other standardized tests. However, a study shows that negative stereotypes cause anxieties and doubts and in the minds of the test takers. This led to the myth of “stereotype threat”. Moreover, it was what made psychologists Joshua Aronson, Claude Steele, and Steven Spencer to research more. They found out that always reminding someone that they belonged to a certain group, can wreck havoc with ... read more