Master of Natural Sciences (MNS)
Natural Sciences (Interdepartmental Program)
Stereotype threat is a situational concern in which persons have uneasiness or worries about confirming a negative presumption about their social group. This apprehension affects the performance of those suffering this threat in recursive cycles, causing continuing underperformance in the threatened domain. This document reviews the research on stereotype threat, its causes, characteristics and effects, and describes how stereotype threat affects learning and undermines academic performance. Attention is focused on the role that stereotype threat plays in the underachievement of females in mathematics. A report on an experiment that attempted to reduce math-related stereotype threat among middle school females is included.
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Kirkindoll, Elizabeth Stockwell, "Interventions in the middle school mathematics classroom: raising standardized test scores by diminishing stereotype threat" (2012). LSU Master's Theses. 2902.