Stereotype Threat
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#1 Apr 23, 2013
Belief in biologically determined stereotypes and abilities has been shown to increase the kind of behavior that is associated with such stereotypes and to impair intellectual performance through, among other things, the stereotype threat phenomenon.

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#2 Apr 23, 2013
stereotype threat has become one of the most widely studied topics in the field of social psychology.

First described by social psychologist Claude Steele and his colleagues, stereotype threat has been shown to reduce the performance of individuals who belong to negatively stereotyped groups
John Roberts

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#3 Apr 23, 2013
Can you list some "black stereotypes"?

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#4 Apr 23, 2013
Stereotype threat can also affect the degree that people enjoy and identify with activities associated with their social group.

In Steele and Aronson (1995), African-Americans who experienced stereotype threat performed less well than their White counterparts and also expressed weaker preferences for stereotypically African-American activities such as jazz, hip-hop, and basketball.

As Steele and Aronson reasoned, this identity distancing reflected a desire not to be seen through the lens of a racial stereotype.
John Roberts

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#5 Apr 23, 2013
"Born to play basketball" is a typical black stereotype and yet........

You can't find a black child over the age of three years old without a basketball in his or her hands.

So Steele and Aronson reasoning that, "this identity distancing reflected a desire not to be seen through the lens of a racial stereotype.", is not at all accurate.

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#6 Apr 23, 2013
Aziya Shines wrote:
Stereotype threat can also affect the degree that people enjoy and identify with activities associated with their social group.
In Steele and Aronson (1995), African-Americans who experienced stereotype threat performed less well than their White counterparts and also expressed weaker preferences for stereotypically African-American activities such as jazz, hip-hop, and basketball.
As Steele and Aronson reasoned, this identity distancing reflected a desire not to be seen through the lens of a racial stereotype.
yes this is true, we've all seen it. some blks will even deny that they like fried chicken or watermelon just because of such a silly stereotyp.

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#7 Apr 23, 2013
John Roberts wrote:
"Born to play basketball" is a typical black stereotype and yet........
You can't find a black child over the age of three years old without a basketball in his or her hands.
So Steele and Aronson reasoning that, "this identity distancing reflected a desire not to be seen through the lens of a racial stereotype.", is not at all accurate.
really, are you sure about that? what are your credentials?

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#8 Apr 23, 2013
Aziya Shines wrote:
Stereotype threat can also affect the degree that people enjoy and identify with activities associated with their social group.
In Steele and Aronson (1995), African-Americans who experienced stereotype threat performed less well than their White counterparts and also expressed weaker preferences for stereotypically African-American activities such as jazz, hip-hop, and basketball.
As Steele and Aronson reasoned, this identity distancing reflected a desire not to be seen through the lens of a racial stereotype.
this is true. we've all seen it. some blks will even deny that they like fried chicken or watermelon just because of a such a silly stereotype.

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#9 Apr 23, 2013
another example of stereotype threat, White students tend to claim that intelligence is relatively unimportant to them if they think they will take an IQ test after being reminded of the stereotype that Asians are intelligent.
John Roberts

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#10 Apr 23, 2013
In Steele and Aronson (1995)

Okay, I just read their paper on the 3 experiments given to white and AA students. The only logical conclusion is that blacks do not perform as well as whites when under pressure. Relating the failure of AA's to do as well as whites under the controlled experiments to "stereotyping" is a reach. I'm sure this "study" has been rebuked, but I'm not interested enough to investigate further.
John Roberts

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#11 Apr 23, 2013
Aziya Shines wrote:
another example of stereotype threat, White students tend to claim that intelligence is relatively unimportant to them if they think they will take an IQ test after being reminded of the stereotype that Asians are intelligent.
I'm SURE that you have proof of that unfounded statement.

Whites readily admit that Asians in general outscore them on IQ tests. Whites have no problem when dealing with the truth. As a whole, Asians do outscore whites.

Any other unfounded statements?

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#12 Apr 23, 2013
John Roberts wrote:
In Steele and Aronson (1995)
Okay, I just read their paper on the 3 experiments given to white and AA students. The only logical conclusion is that blacks do not perform as well as whites when under pressure. Relating the failure of AA's to do as well as whites under the controlled experiments to "stereotyping" is a reach. I'm sure this "study" has been rebuked, but I'm not interested enough to investigate further.
lol bla bla bla

stereotype threat does not only apply to african americans. its just that AA's tend to have the most negative stereotypes. it applies to all groups, even women.

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#13 Apr 23, 2013
John Roberts wrote:
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I'm SURE that you have proof of that unfounded statement.
Whites readily admit that Asians in general outscore them on IQ tests. Whites have no problem when dealing with the truth. As a whole, Asians do outscore whites.
Any other unfounded statements?
relax...
Cap Black

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#14 Apr 23, 2013
Good thread ; )
John Roberts

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#15 Apr 23, 2013
Aziya Shines wrote:
<quoted text>this is true. we've all seen it. some blks will even deny that they like fried chicken or watermelon just because of a such a silly stereotype.
Typical Aziya response. When she runs out of the copy and paste, she starts telling stories. I-LIE-A would be a better name for her.

Maybe some blacks really just don't like chicken or watermelon. Did you ever think of that?

Why are blacks always looking for excuses for their behavior??

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#16 Apr 23, 2013
John Roberts wrote:
<quoted text>Typical Aziya response. When she runs out of the copy and paste, she starts telling stories. I-LIE-A would be a better name for her.

Maybe some blacks really just don't like chicken or watermelon. Did you ever think of that?

Why are blacks always looking for excuses for their behavior??
well then I'm not talking about those who don't like it, obviously I'm talking about ones who do buy deny it. Smh. So tell me how do you know that EVERY blk child over the age of three has a basketball in their hand? Or are you lying like always?
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#17 Apr 23, 2013
"The stereotype threat explanation of achievement gaps has attracted criticism. According to Paul R. Sackett, Chaitra M. Hardison, and Michael J. Cullen, both the media and scholarly literature have wrongly concluded that eliminating stereotype threat could completely eliminate differences in test performance between European-American and African-American individuals.[6] For example, Sackett et al. have pointed out that in Steele and Aronson's (1995) experiments where stereotype threat was removed, an achievement gap remained which was very close in size to that routinely reported between African-American and European-Americans' average scores on large-scale standardized tests such as the SAT (about one standard deviation). In subsequent correspondence between Sackett et al. and Steele and Aronson, Sackett et al. wrote that "They [Steele and Aronson] agree that it is a misinterpretation of the Steele and Aronson (1995) results to conclude that eliminating stereotype threat eliminates the African American-White test-score gap."[7]"

TAKE NOTE:>>>
""They [Steele and Aronson] agree that it is a misinterpretation of the Steele and Aronson (1995) results to conclude that eliminating stereotype threat eliminates the African American-White test-score gap."[7]"

SEE POST #10: I knew it was rebuked before I even researched it.

Aziya????????

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#18 Apr 23, 2013
John Roberts wrote:
"The stereotype threat explanation of achievement gaps has attracted criticism. According to Paul R. Sackett, Chaitra M. Hardison, and Michael J. Cullen, both the media and scholarly literature have wrongly concluded that eliminating stereotype threat could completely eliminate differences in test performance between European-American and African-American individuals.[6] For example, Sackett et al. have pointed out that in Steele and Aronson's (1995) experiments where stereotype threat was removed, an achievement gap remained which was very close in size to that routinely reported between African-American and European-Americans' average scores on large-scale standardized tests such as the SAT (about one standard deviation). In subsequent correspondence between Sackett et al. and Steele and Aronson, Sackett et al. wrote that "They [Steele and Aronson] agree that it is a misinterpretation of the Steele and Aronson (1995) results to conclude that eliminating stereotype threat eliminates the African American-White test-score gap."[7]"
TAKE NOTE:>>>
""They [Steele and Aronson] agree that it is a misinterpretation of the Steele and Aronson (1995) results to conclude that eliminating stereotype threat eliminates the African American-White test-score gap."[7]"
SEE POST #10: I knew it was rebuked before I even researched it.
Aziya????????
smh as i said this is not only about AA's. but if thats what you want to focus on because you have white guy fragile ego syndrome, then hey.

"Similar effects had been reported earlier by Katz, Roberts, and Robinson (1965), but Steele and Aronson's (1995) paper prompted a renewed exploration of the causes and consequences of stereotype threat. To date, over 300 experiments on stereotype threat have been published in peer-reviewed journals (see Nguyen & Ryan, 2008 and Walton & Cohen, 2003 for meta-analyses). The purpose of the website is to provide a summary and overview of published research on this topic in the hope that increasing understanding of the phenomenon may reduce its occurrence and impact (Johns, Schmader, & Martens, 2005)."

so as you see there have been many peer reviewed studies on the topic. stop trying to play big boy games, little tike.

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#19 Apr 23, 2013
Numerous psychological studies have examined effects of stereotype threat in areas such as standardized tests, and athletic performance.

For example, the commonly held assumption that women are less skilled in mathematics than men has been shown to affect the performance of women on standardized math tests.

When female participants were primed beforehand of this negative stereotype, scores were significantly lower than if the women were led to believe the tests did not reflect these stereotypes(Spencer & Steele, 1997)

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#20 Apr 23, 2013
As an individual is constantly exposed to negative images of his/her racial or ethnic group, this person begins to internalize the same social and personal characteristics of these images.

and that is basic psychology.

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