Knowing Is Half the Battle

  title={Knowing Is Half the Battle},
  author={Michael Johns and Toni Schmader and Andy Martens},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={175 - 179}
We tested whether informing women about stereotype threat is a useful intervention to improve their performance in a threatening testing situation. Men and women completed difficult math problems described either as a problem-solving task or as a math test. In a third (teaching-intervention) condition, the test was also described as a math test, but participants were additionally informed that stereotype threat could interfere with women's math performance. Results showed that women performed… 

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