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

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

by Claude M. SteeleClaude M. Steele
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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393339727
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 04/04/2011
Series: Issues of Our Time Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 242
Sales rank: 16,855
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments XI

Chapter 1 An Introduction: At the Root of Identity 1

Chapter 2 A Mysterious Link Between Identity and Intellectual Performance 16

Chapter 3 Stereotype Threat Comes to Light, and in More than One Group 44

Chapter 4 A Broader View of Identity: In the Lives of Anatole Broyard, Amin Maalouf, and the Rest of Us 63

Chapter 5 The Many Experiences of Stereotype Threat 85

Chapter 6 Identity Threat and the Efforting Life 99

Chapter 7 The Mind on Stereotype Threat: Racing and Overloaded 114

Chapter 8 The Strength of Stereotype Threat: The Role of Cues 134

Chapter 9 Reducing Identity and Stereotype Threat: A New Hope 152

Chapter 10 The Distance Between Us: The Role of Identity Threat 191

Chapter 11 Conclusion: Identity as a Bridge Between Us 211

References 220

Index 231

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