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Counteracting StereotypeThreat


Counteracting Stereotype Threat: Research-Based Tools & Tactics

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Mitigate the Impact of Stereotypes on Student Learning, Performance, and Representation 

 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.

WEPAN members can access the following additional webinar resource:

  • Powerpoint (PDF)



Our Presenter

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.


Engineering Inclusive Teaching

This webinar is a product of the Engineering Inclusive Teaching (EIT) project, a 3 year program led by WEPAN and funded by the National Science Foundation. Learn more about the project here



Small teaching changes foster inclusivity
for women and underrepresented men 
with benefits for ALL students
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1/24/2021 » 1/27/2021
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