Stereotype Threat and the Nature and Nurture of Intelligence
Dr. Joshua Aronson will discuss what psychologists have learned about how certain situations can make people less intelligent, and what we can do to counter the power of these situations to encourage the expression and the development of intelligent thought and academic achievement. Joshua Aronson and his team have conducted numerous studies showing how stereotype threat depresses the standardized test performance of black, Latino and female college students. Understanding can help young people achieve their academic aspirations.
Joshua Aronson is associate professor of developmental, social, and educational psychology, at NYU. He received his Ph.D. in 1992 from Princeton University. Before coming to NYU, he was on the faculty at the University of Texas and was a postdoctoral scholar and lecturer at Stanford University.