xii, 242 p. ; 22 cm.
  • 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 identityy threat
  • Conclusion: Identity as a bridge between us.
Acclaimed social psychologist Claude M. Steele offers an insider's look at his groundbreaking findings on stereotypes and identity. Through dramatic personal stories, he shares the experiments and studies that show, again and again, that exposing subjects to stereotypes - merely reminding a group of female maths students about to take a test, for example, that women are considered naturally inferior to men at maths - impairs their performance in the area affected by the stereotype. Steele's conclusions shed new light on a host of social phenomena, from the racial and gender gaps in standardized test scores to the belief in the superior athletic prowess of black men. "Whistling Vivaldi" offers insights into how we form our senses of identity and lays out a plan for mitigating the negative effects of 'stereotype threat' and reshaping our identities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393062496 20160604
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AFRICAAM-165-01, CSRE-165-01, VPTL-165-01