Stereotypes Affect Us And What We Can Do By Claude M. Steele

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Stereotypes threats affect everyone 's’ performance, whether if it’s positive or negative. Stereotypes are just means to label or categorized certain group or an individual. People start to have poor performance during a stereotype is announced. In the novel, Whistling Vivaldi How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do by Claude M. Steele, Steele talks about stereotype threat as how a person reacts to the label they are given. There are many stereotype threats such as, asians being smart in math or Asians don’t know how to drive. In Steele’s book, Steel does experiments to see how well people do under a stereotype threat. Steele does different tasks with many different group, which are told different stereotype threats. Steele did gain many …show more content…
Being told that Asians are smart in math, gave me a negative outcome because the stereotype threat states that all Asians are smart in math. I try to confirm the stereotype threat to be real, but it seems like a high expectation for me to confirm Even though, that the stereotype threat seems positive for some people may take it has a high expectations for them to confirm if it is true or false. Hearing the stereotype threat affected my performance because it gave me pressure to try and confirm the stereotype threat. For an individual who 's not as smart as they thought they could be and having a stereotype threat gives a high standard for them to reach, but it is more difficult for them to confirm the stereotype to be true. People have a harder time trying to confirm the stereotype threat that has a high standard towards …show more content…
People can take those stereotype threats and choose to either, to confirm if it is true or false. Even if the stereotype threat seems to be positive towards a group or an individual, they have high expectations to confirm it. In order for an individual to overcome the stereotype threat they need to ignore it and just do their best. Stereotype threats are everywhere and can affect a person’s performance to underperform. People will continue to underperform under a comparison because they’ll think that they’re not as good as

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