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The Resource Whistling Vivaldi : and other clues to how stereotypes affect us, Claude M. Steele

Whistling Vivaldi : and other clues to how stereotypes affect us, Claude M. Steele

Label
Whistling Vivaldi : and other clues to how stereotypes affect us
Title
Whistling Vivaldi
Title remainder
and other clues to how stereotypes affect us
Statement of responsibility
Claude M. Steele
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this work, the author, a social psychologist, addresses one of the most perplexing social issues of our time: the trend of minority underperformance in higher education. With strong evidence showing that the problem involves more than weaker skills, he explores other explanations. Here he presents an insider's look at his research and details his groundbreaking findings on stereotypes and identity, findings that will deeply alter the way we think about ourselves, our abilities, and our relationships with each other. Through dramatic personal stories, he shares the researcher's experience of peering beneath the surface of our ordinary social lives to reveal what it is like to be stereotyped based on our gender, age, race, class, or any of the ways by which we culturally classify one another. What he discovers is that this experience of "stereotype threat" can profoundly affect our functioning: undermining our performance, causing emotional and physiological reactions, and affecting our career and relationship choices. But because these threats, though little recognized, are near-daily and life-shaping for all of us, the shared experience of them can help bring Americans closer together. Always aware of the ways that identity plays out in the lives of real people, his conclusions shed new light on a host of American social phenomena, from the racial gender gaps in test scores to the belief in the superior athletic prowess of black men. In a time of renewed discourse about race and class, this work offers insight into how we form our sense of self, and lays out a plan that will both reduce the negative effects of "stereotype threat" and begin reshaping American identities. -- From book jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steele, Claude
Dewey number
303.3/85
Index
index present
LC call number
HM1096
LC item number
.S736 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Issues of our time
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • Group identity
  • Discrimination
  • Stereotyping
  • Prejudice
  • Social Identification
Label
Whistling Vivaldi : and other clues to how stereotypes affect us, Claude M. Steele
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A surprising connection between identity and performance -- Can stereotypes impair performance in more than one group, and in the strongest among them? -- Contingencies of threat: in the lives of Anatole Broyard and Amin Maalouf, and in our own lives -- Stereotype threat in everyone's life -- The efforting life -- The racing mind; or, the mind on stereotype threat -- It's the cues that determine the strength of identity threat -- Reducing identity threat in college -- The distance between us: what causes it and how to bridge it
Control code
317919731
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780393062496
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009052079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)317919731
Label
Whistling Vivaldi : and other clues to how stereotypes affect us, Claude M. Steele
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A surprising connection between identity and performance -- Can stereotypes impair performance in more than one group, and in the strongest among them? -- Contingencies of threat: in the lives of Anatole Broyard and Amin Maalouf, and in our own lives -- Stereotype threat in everyone's life -- The efforting life -- The racing mind; or, the mind on stereotype threat -- It's the cues that determine the strength of identity threat -- Reducing identity threat in college -- The distance between us: what causes it and how to bridge it
Control code
317919731
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780393062496
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009052079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)317919731

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