Stereotype Threat: A Meta-Analysis Comparing African Americans to Hispanic Americans
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Appl. Soc. Psychol.
ADVANCED PROGRESSIVE MATRICES; WOMENS MATH PERFORMANCE; BLACK-AND-WHITE; SELF; RACE; GAP; Psychology, Social
Stereotype threat theory posits an explanation for cognitive underperformance in groups based on social stereotypes. When stereotypes are negatively related to a cognitive task, awareness of this relationship leads to decreased performance on that task; however, this underperformance can be reduced by actively dismissing the stereotype or disguising the nature of the task. This meta-analysis examined the effects of stereotype threat nullification among African Americans and Hispanic Americans. There was a moderate improvement in scores for both African American and Hispanic Americans' performance when stereotype threat was nullified (d = 0.52). However, there were no differences between African Americans and Hispanic Americans or between the experimental methods used to create stereotype threats in terms of their effects on the outcomes.
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
"Stereotype Threat: A Meta-Analysis Comparing African Americans to Hispanic Americans" (2011). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 1698.