Linking Stereotype Threat and Anxiety

  title={Linking Stereotype Threat and Anxiety},
  author={J. Osborne},
  journal={Educational Psychology},
  pages={135 - 154}
  • J. Osborne
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Claude Steele’s stereotype threat hypothesis has attracted significant attention in recent years. This study tested one of the main tenets of his theory—that stereotype threat serves to increase individual anxiety levels, thus hurting performance—using real‐time measures of physiological arousal. Subjects were randomly assigned to either high or low stereotype threat conditions involving a challenging mathematics task while physiological measures of arousal were recorded. Results showed… CONTINUE READING
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