Stereotype Threat

Stereotype Threat

Stereotype threat is the finding that being in a situation where individuals are reminded of a negative stereotype surrounding their group membership (e.g., women taking a maths test; White athletes taking part in a sporting event), can result in underperformance. Harriet Rosenthal (Durham University) explores the evidence for stereotype threat across a range of different stereotypes, and also examines possible explanations for the effect.


Saturday, 19 January 2013 19:00


Victoria Hotel