When Positive Stereotypes Threaten Intellectual Performance: The Psychological Hazards of “Model Minority” Status

  title={When Positive Stereotypes Threaten Intellectual Performance: The Psychological Hazards of “Model Minority” Status},
  author={Sapna Cheryan and Galen Von Bodenhausen},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={399 - 402}
Asian-American women's performance on a test of quantitative skill was studied as a function of whether their Asian, female, or individual identity was salient at the time of testing. In previous research, ethnicity salience was found to result in enhanced math performance among Asian women. However, the investigators relied on a subtle manipulation of ethnicity salience that likely did not invoke concerns about group reputation nor make salient the common cultural stereotypes concerning Asians… Expand

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