Written by noted social psychologist Claude Steele, Whistling Vivaldi is a book that examines how stereotypes and social identity affect us and what we can do in light of this information. Steele methodically details the questions that he and his colleagues explored, remarking about their initial surprise at their findings (e.g. marginalization factors of campus life do not wholly explain academic underachievement). Social identity and stereotype threat impact all of us. In the classroom, some of the best students show the effect of stereotype threat on performance.
Join us for lunch (to be served at 11:30) as we dive deeper into this topic to understand the complexities that stereotype threat has on our students, and the actions that instructors can take to begin to counter this social phenomenon. Kevin Binning, Department of Psychology, will facilitate the discussion of current research at Pitt in addition to ongoing efforts at other universities.
*Registrants attending the book discussion will receive a copy of Whistling Vivaldi, and are expected to become familiar the concept of stereotype threat prior to the discussion.
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