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Stereotype Threat: Definition & Examples

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Stereotype threat is defined as _____.

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1. Which of the following is NOT likely to experience stereotype threat?

2. How does stereotype threat affect an individual's performance?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To pass this short quiz, make sure you understand the definition and effects of stereotype threat, as well as how to mitigate its impact. Each question will present you with a multiple-choice list of answer possibilities.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • What a stereotype threat is
  • How this threat can impact performance
  • Method(s) of decreasing the effects of stereotype threat
  • Which group had the best performance in Aronson and Steele's study
  • Who is likely to experience a stereotype threat

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson on stereotype threat
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify important figures, such as Aronson and Steele
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who may suffer from stereotype threat
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about limiting the effects of this threat

Additional Learning

You may continue your studies with the associated lesson, which is titled Stereotype Threat: Definition & Examples. It covers objectives such as the following:

  • Review a sample scenario of stereotype threat involving a black female doctor
  • Explore the methodology used in Aronson and Steele's study
  • Know what belief can make a person more vulnerable to stereotype threat
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