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This research explores implicit theory of intelligence (TOI) as a moderator of stereotype activation effects on test performance for members of negatively stereotyped and of favourably stereotyped groups. In Germany, Turkish-origin migrants are stereotyped as low in verbal ability. We predicted that on a test diagnostic of verbal intelligence, endorsement… (More)
Threatening test scenarios and their effect on emotions and motivation of women in math. Präsentation bei der 14. Fachgruppentagung Sozialpsychologie (FGSP) der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs) in Bielefeld (Germany). To think or not to think – suppression and reappraisal of task-irrelevant thoughts under stereotype threat. Präsentation bei der… (More)
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Based on research on stereotype threat and multiple identities, this work explores the beneficial effects of activating a positive social identity when a negative identity is salient on women's performance in sports. Further, in line with research on the effects of anxiety in sports, we investigate whether the activation of a positive social identity… (More)
Previous research has found that subtle reminders of negative stereotypes about one's group can lead individuals to underperform on stereotype-relevant tests (e.g., women in math, ethnic minorities on intelligence tests). This so called stereotype threat effect can contribute to systematic group differences in performance that can obscure the true abilities… (More)
Past research on ethnic composition effects on migrant and ethnic majority students' performance has reported inconclusive results: Some studies have found no relationship between the proportion of migrant students in school and students' performance, some revealed positive effects, whereas others showed negative effects of the proportion of migrant… (More)
Although expressing positive emotions is typically socially rewarded, in the present work, we predicted that people suppress positive emotions and thereby experience social benefits when outperformed others are present. We tested our predictions in three experimental studies with high school students. In Studies 1 and 2, we manipulated the type of social… (More)
are Threatened I Want to Join 'Them' " –The Interaction of Stereotype Activation and Vertical Collectivism on Performance and Individual Mobility Motivation. (PAEPS) in Hildesheim (Germany). SchülerInnen profitieren von Stereotype Threat für türkischstämmige Migranten. Forschungsdaten war ich mitverantwortlich.
Economic inequality is increasing both globally and in various countries around the world, and such inequality has been linked to worsening health, well-being, and social cohesion. A key predictor for whether people take action against inequality is the extent to which they perceive it as illegitimate. We investigate how two variables jointly predict the… (More)
Studiums und der Doktorandenzeit, ohne die dies alles kaum möglich gewesen wäre. iii People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering. Abstract Recently, evidence was… (More)