The acclaimed social psychologist offers an insider’s look at his research and groundbreaking findings on stereotypes and identity.
Claude M. Steele, who has been called “one of the few great social psychologists,” offers a vivid first-person account of the research that supports his groundbreaking conclusions on stereotypes and identity. He sheds new light on American social phenomena from racial and gender gaps in test scores to the belief in the superior athletic prowess of black men, and lays out a plan for mitigating these “stereotype threats” and reshaping American identities.
©2010 Claude M. Steele (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Some books in this genre are not easily adapted to the audio format because of the need to look at charts/graphs or other visual information, but this book works well as an audio book!
This book is incredibly well–written and compelling. The author effectively communicates his ideas/the results of his research (macro) by providing explanations at the individual (micro) level.
As I read the entire book I kept finding myself saying "OH WOW!" I really connected with this book but the ending left me wanting. I'm sure it's thru no fault of the author he fully delivers on the subject however after realizing how I'm affected by his findings I can't help but feel a need to know where do we go from here. Overall I would definitely recommend this book to everyone and already have to so many.
....I've just never bought the stereotype threat theory and think Dr. Steele"s treatise is the proverbial self-fulfilling prophecy. It sounds good but I think the layers around performance and identity formation are so much deeper than his subscription.
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