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Latest Stereotype threat Stories

2013-07-01 19:09:55

Of the many negative stereotypes that exist about older adults, the most common is that they are forgetful, senile and prone to so-called "senior moments."

Doubts Cast On Popular Theory Explaining Gender Differences In Math
2012-01-19 05:57:28

A new study calls into question whether a popular theory behind the dearth of women in mathematic fields is accurate, concluding that the theory had major methodological flaws, utilized improper statistical techniques, and lacked scientific evidence of the stereotype that “men are better at math.”

2012-01-18 22:00:23

A University of Missouri researcher and his colleague have conducted a review that casts doubt on the accuracy of a popular theory that attempted to explain why there are more men than women in top levels of mathematic fields.

2011-08-05 12:53:30

Picture black and white students at an Ivy League college learning about black students who are a year or so ahead of them in that school.

2011-07-14 16:09:45

Stereotypes about gender affect investment decision-making, even among successful women, researchers concluded in a new study on how gender affects investing strategies.

2011-02-23 17:18:23

The perception of negative stereotyping, particularly in the areas of financial services and automobile sales and service, can cause consumers to fear being duped and forgo their purchases.

2010-07-27 12:40:51

Negative stereotypes not only jeopardize how members of stigmatized groups might perform on tests and in other skill-based acts, such as driving and golf putting, but they also can inhibit actual learning.

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2010-01-25 14:50:00

Female elementary school teachers who are anxious about math pass on to female students the stereotype that boys, not girls, are good at math.

2009-04-22 09:53:34

Thinking your memory will get worse as you get older may actually be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Researchers at North Carolina State University have found that senior citizens who think older people should perform poorly on tests of memory actually score much worse than seniors who do not buy in to negative stereotypes about aging and memory loss.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.