The Effects of Gender Stereotypic and Counter-Stereotypic Textbook Images on Science Performance

  title={The Effects of Gender Stereotypic and Counter-Stereotypic Textbook Images on Science Performance},
  author={Jessica J. Good and Julie A. Woodzicka and Lylan C Wingfield},
  journal={The Journal of Social Psychology},
  pages={132 - 147}
ABSTRACT We investigated the effect of gender stereotypic and counter-stereotypic images on male and female high school students' science comprehension and anxiety. We predicted stereotypic images to induce stereotype threat in females and impair science performance. Counter-stereotypic images were predicted to alleviate threat and enhance female performance. Students read one of three chemistry lessons, each containing the same text, with photograph content varied according to stereotype… 
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