Reducing the racial achievement gap: a social-psychological intervention.

@article{Cohen2006ReducingTR,
  title={Reducing the racial achievement gap: a social-psychological intervention.},
  author={Geoffrey L. Cohen and Julio A. Secretario Garc{\'i}a and Nancy H. Apfel and Allison Master},
  journal={Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={313 5791},
  pages={
          1307-10
        }
}
  • Geoffrey L. Cohen, Julio A. Secretario García, +1 author Allison Master
  • Published in Science 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Two randomized field experiments tested a social-psychological intervention designed to improve minority student performance and increase our understanding of how psychological threat mediates performance in chronically evaluative real-world environments. We expected that the risk of confirming a negative stereotype aimed at one's group could undermine academic performance in minority students by elevating their level of psychological threat. We tested whether such psychological threat could be… CONTINUE READING

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