Oregon State University

Stereotype Threat and the Nature and Nurture of Intelligence

Dr. Joshua Aronson, Associate Professor of Applied Psychology at NYU and internationally recognized expert on stereotype threat and the social psychology of achievement 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.

Aronson and his colleagues are widely considered experts in this field, and they are now working to boost the learning achievement, test performance and enjoyment of school among underachieving youth.

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