Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do

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W. W. Norton & Company, Apr 4, 2011 - Social Science - 256 pages

The acclaimed social psychologist offers an insider’s look at his research and groundbreaking findings on stereotypes and identity.

Claude M. Steele, who has been called “one of the few great social psychologists,” offers a vivid first-person account of the research that supports his groundbreaking conclusions on stereotypes and identity. He sheds new light on American social phenomena from racial and gender gaps in test scores to the belief in the superior athletic prowess of black men, and lays out a plan for mitigating these “stereotype threats” and reshaping American identities.
 

Contents

chapter
2
chapter
8
Acknowledgments xi
16
Stereotype Threat Comes to Light and in More
44
In the Lives
63
The Many Experiences of Stereotype Threat
85
Identity Threat and the Efforting Life
99
Racing
114
The Role
134
chapter 10
191
Identity as a Bridge Between
211
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Claude Steele is the provost of Columbia University. He is the author of numerous published articles and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Education, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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