Counteracting Stereotype Threat: Research-Based Tools & Tactics

March 25, 2015
12:00 pm


Engineering Inclusive Teaching Series

What is stereotype threat?

"Unpleasant apprehension arising from the awareness of a negative ability stereotype in a situation where the stereotype is relevant, and thus confirmable."

--Steele & Aronson, 1995

This applications-based webinar helps educators recognize and address the complex role diversity plays in learning environments. In this webinar, you will learn strategies to reduce stereotype threat including:

  • Encouraging growth mindsets
  • Encouraging belonging based on effort/engagement
  • Re-attributions for difficulty

You will never think of equity in education in quite the same way.

This webinar is publicly accessible and relevant to all interested educators.  Examples will be engineering specific.

Available to WEPAN members only. Log-in required.
Available to WEPAN members only. Log-in required.


Catherine Good
Associate Professor, Psychology, Baruch College, CUNY

Dr. Catherine Good, Associate Professor, Psychology,  Baruch College, CUNY

Catherine Good's research focuses on interventions to reduce stereotype threat in academic settings. She holds a master's degree in mathematics from the University of Kansas and an interdisciplinary doctorate in mathematics education and social psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.

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