Stereotype threat and inflexible perseverance in problem solving

  title={Stereotype threat and inflexible perseverance in problem solving},
  author={Priyanka B. Carr and Claude M. Steele},
The present research examines whether women burdened by stereotype threat, a threat of confirming negative ingroup stereotypes (Steele, C. M., & Aronson, J. (1995). Stereotype threat and the intellectual test performance of African Americans. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 69(5), 797–811), are less able to abandon old strategies and employ newer, more efficient ones when conditions change. In two studies, stereotype threat was found to increase inflexible perseverance: women made… CONTINUE READING