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Fireside Chat: The Impact of Stereotype Threat with Claude Steele

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What is stereotype threat? 

An individual's experience of being in a situation in which they want to perform their best, but know that a negative stereotype about their social group may adversely affect the way others see them.  This concern is distracting and compromises the individual's ability to function optimally. 

Claude Steel, PhD is an American social psycholgist and professor emeritus of psychology at Stanford University. He is the author of Whistling Vivaldi and Other Clues to How Stereoptypes Affect Us, which summarizes his reseach into stereotype threat and the underperfomance of minority students in higher education.  

In this intimate Fireside Chat hosted by Paul Yock, MD, Steel with discuss stereotype threat in educational and career settings and discuss strategies to mitigate its impact. 

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