Title

Exposure to Stereotype Threat: Gender Differences in Math Task performance

Date

5-31-2018 5:00 PM

End Time

31-5-2018 7:00 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Session Chair

Jaime Cloud

Session Chair

Brent King

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences poster Session

Presentation Type

Poster session

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Jaime Cloud

Abstract

Previous studies have found that exposure to negative stereotypical assumptions about groups can adversely impact the intellectual performance of individual group members. This observation forms the basis of the social psychological concept of stereotype threat. The primary focus of this study was the negative stereotype that men tend to perform better at mathematics than women. Participants in the experimental condition were exposed to this stereotype and then asked to complete a math task immediately following that exposure. The prediction for the results of this study were that an interaction would be present such that the average scores of female participants would be lowest in the experimental condition while the average scores of male participants would be highest in the experimental condition. This study has not yet yielded any results, as data collection for the study is currently in progress.

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Exposure to Stereotype Threat: Gender Differences in Math Task performance

WUC Pacific Room

Previous studies have found that exposure to negative stereotypical assumptions about groups can adversely impact the intellectual performance of individual group members. This observation forms the basis of the social psychological concept of stereotype threat. The primary focus of this study was the negative stereotype that men tend to perform better at mathematics than women. Participants in the experimental condition were exposed to this stereotype and then asked to complete a math task immediately following that exposure. The prediction for the results of this study were that an interaction would be present such that the average scores of female participants would be lowest in the experimental condition while the average scores of male participants would be highest in the experimental condition. This study has not yet yielded any results, as data collection for the study is currently in progress.