Gender moderates the impact of stereotype threat on cognitive function in cannabis users.

@article{Looby2010GenderMT,
  title={Gender moderates the impact of stereotype threat on cognitive function in cannabis users.},
  author={Alison Looby and Mitch Earleywine},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 9},
  pages={834-9}
}
Research reveals mixed results for the effects of cannabis on cognitive functioning. These divergent results might stem from stereotype threat (ST), which occurs when individuals believe that a group to which they belong is inferior, resulting in poor test performance. Widespread media coverage of purported cannabis-related deficits in cognitive functioning may elicit ST among cannabis users, particularly among men, who may be more likely than women to identify with the cannabis-user stereotype… CONTINUE READING
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