- Author : Claude Steele
- Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
- Release Date : 2011-04-04
- Genre: Family & Relationships
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- ISBN 10 : 9780393339727
Whistling Vivaldi How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do Issues of Our Time Book Description :
In Whistling Vivaldi, described as a 'beautifully-written account' of the relationship between stereotypes and identity, Claude Steele offers a vivid first-person detailing of the research that brought him to his groundbreaking conclusions. Through the telling of dramatic personal stories, Dr. Steele shares the process of constructing and completing experiments and statistical studies that show that exposing subjects to stereotypes - merely reminding a group of female math majors about to take a math test, for example, that women are considered naturally inferior to men at math - impairs their performance in the area affected by the stereotype. Steele's conclusions shed new light on a host of American social phenomena, from the racial and gender gaps...