Stereotype threat and performance: how self-stereotypes influence processing by inducing regulatory foci.

  title={Stereotype threat and performance: how self-stereotypes influence processing by inducing regulatory foci.},
  author={Beate Seibt and Jens F{\"o}rster},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={87 1},
The authors hypothesized that activated self-stereotypes can influence the strategies of task solution by inducing regulatory foci. More specifically, positive self-stereotypes should induce a promotion focus state of eagerness, whereas negative stereotypes should induce a prevention focus state of vigilance. Study 1 showed that a negative ascribed stereotype with regard to task performance leads to better recall for avoidance-related statements whereas a positive stereotype leads to better… 

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