Deflecting the trajectory and changing the narrative: how self-affirmation affects academic performance and motivation under identity threat.

  title={Deflecting the trajectory and changing the narrative: how self-affirmation affects academic performance and motivation under identity threat.},
  author={D. Sherman and K. Hartson and Kevin Binning and Valerie Purdie-Vaughns and Julio Garc{\'i}a and Suzanne Taborsky-Barba and S. Tomassetti and A. Nussbaum and G. Cohen},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={104 4},
  • D. Sherman, K. Hartson, +6 authors G. Cohen
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • To the extent that stereotype and identity threat undermine academic performance, social psychological interventions that lessen threat could buffer threatened students and improve performance. Two studies, each featuring a longitudinal field experiment in a mixed-ethnicity middle school, examined whether a values affirmation writing exercise could attenuate the achievement gap between Latino American and European American students. In Study 1, students completed multiple self-affirmation (or… CONTINUE READING
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