Tuesday, April 18, 2023
2:00 - 4:00 PM (PDT) at Berkeley Way West 1204 and via Zoom
Open to GSE faculty, students, and community.
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Stereotype threat is a situational experience in which individuals feel vulnerable to the possibility of being judged because of a negative stereotype associated with their social group. This experience leads to decline in performance, even among highly skilled individuals. The goal of this research is to provide researchers with a comprehensive theoretical framework of measuring stereotype threat and develop and validate the stereotype threat instrument. To date, no instrument has completely been able to explain the amount of stereotype threat experienced by individuals, placed in different situations and belonging to different social groups. We will review past research on stereotype threat, identify gaps in the pre-existing measures and explore ways of operationalizing the stereotype threat construct.