According to Steele, what is the “creed” or code of behavior of the American individualistic society in relation to barriers or obstacles?
- What does Steele say about the connection between our social identity and our personal success? Explain. (4)
- Steele says that all of us “could take out a piece of paper, write down the major stereotypes of… these identities, and show a high degree of agreement in what we wrote”
- (3). How do you think we all learn the specific stereotypes of different groups of people, including the groups to which we belong? (5, 46)
- What is Steele’s aim /goal in this book? (11)
- What is “stigma pressure”?
- How did Steele and Aronson test for it? (37-40, 48-53)
- What is the link between “caring” and stereotype threat? (56-58)
- How does Steele define a “predicament of identity”? What are the consequences of these “predicaments”?
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