Whistling Vivaldi How Stereotypes Affect Us And What We Can Do Issues Of Our Time

Whistling Vivaldi How Stereotypes Affect Us And What We Can Do Issues Of Our Time

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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 in standardized test scores to the belief in the superior athletic prowess of black men. As Homi Bhabha states, 'Steele's book is both urgent and important in understanding the tyranny of the stereotype and liberating ourselves from its derogatory, one-dimensional vision.' Whistling Vivaldi presents a new way of looking at identity and the way it is shaped by social expectations, and, in Richard Thompson Ford's words, 'offers a clear and compelling analysis and, better still, straightforward and practical solutions.'

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author by : Claude Steele
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2011-04-04
File : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780393339727


Whistling Vivaldi

Whistling Vivaldi

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Genre : Discrimination
Author by : Claude Steele
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Release : 2010
File : Pages
ISBN : 0393352463


Whistling Vivaldi And Other Clues To How Stereotypes Affect Us Issues Of Our Time

Whistling Vivaldi And Other Clues To How Stereotypes Affect Us Issues Of Our Time

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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.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Claude M. Steele
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2011-04-04
File : 242 Pages
ISBN : 0393341488


Stereotype Threat

Stereotype Threat

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Why do various racial, ethnic, religious, and gender groups differ in academic and job performance? Standard explanations for these disparities typically invoke either biological or socialization perspectives. Some argue that women and minorities are genetically endowed with inferior abilities, while others argue that members of these demographic groups are products of environments that frustrate the development of the skills needed for success. The research summarized in this book, however, suggests that subtle reminders of cultural stereotypes play a critical yet underappreciated role in interfering with intellectual performance and in creating an illusion of group differences in ability.

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Genre : Medical
Author by : Michael Inzlicht
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2012
File : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780199732449


Handbook Of Leadership Theory And Practice

Handbook Of Leadership Theory And Practice

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Scores of books and articles have been written in the popular press and mainstream marketplace about leadership: who leaders are, what they do, and why they matter. Yet in academia, there is a dearth of rigorous research, journal articles, or doctoral programs focused on leadership as a discipline. Why do top business schools espouse mission statements that promise to "educate the leaders of the future"- yet fail to give leadership its intellectual due? The Handbook of Leadership Theory and Practice seeks to bridge this disconnect. Based on the Harvard Business School Centennial Colloquium "Leadership: Advancing an Intellectual Discipline" and edited by HBS professors Nitin Nohria and Rakesh Khurana, this volume brings together the most important scholars from fields as diverse as psychology, sociology, economics, and history to take stock of what we know about leadership and to set an agenda for future research. More than a means of getting ahead and gaining power, leadership must be understood as a serious professional and personal responsibility. Featuring the thinking of today's most renowned scholars, the Handbook of Leadership Theory and Practice will be a catalyst for elevating leadership to a higher intellectual plane - and help shape the research agenda for the next generation of leadership scholars.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author by : Nitin Nohria
Publisher : Harvard Business Press
Release : 2010-01-26
File : 848 Pages
ISBN : 9781422157114


Why So Slow

Why So Slow

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Virginia Valian uses concepts and data from psychology, sociology, economics, and biology to explain the disparity in the professional advancement of men and women. Why do so few women occupy positions of power and prestige? Virginia Valian uses concepts and data from psychology, sociology, economics, and biology to explain the disparity in the professional advancement of men and women. According to Valian, men and women alike have implicit hypotheses about gender differences—gender schemas—that create small sex differences in characteristics, behaviors, perceptions, and evaluations of men and women. Those small imbalances accumulate to advantage men and disadvantage women. The most important consequence of gender schemas for professional life is that men tend to be overrated and women underrated. Valian's goal is to make the invisible factors that retard women's progress visible, so that fair treatment of men and women will be possible. The book makes its case with experimental and observational data from laboratory and field studies of children and adults, and with statistical documentation on men and women in the professions. The many anecdotal examples throughout provide a lively counterpoint.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Virginia Valian
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 1999-01-07
File : 421 Pages
ISBN : 0262720310


Think Care Act

Think Care Act

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Committed to teaching for peace and justice, the author brings to life a teaching approach that empowers youth: • to think critically and creatively about historical, current, and future issues, • to care about classmates and neighbors as well as the global community, • to act—locally and globally—for the greater good. Think, Care, Act: Teaching for a Peaceful Future is readable, practical, conversational, and intimate. It will inspire readers to build a just and peaceful world. Think, Care, Act depicts the daily successes and struggles a peace educator undergoes in encouraging students to envision peace and gain tools to build a culture of peace. The author uses three imperatives—think, care, act—to infuse required curricula with peace, character, and multicultural concepts in daily activities throughout the year. Chapters address critical and creative thinking; media and political literacy; compassionate classroom and school climate; explorations of racism, gender issues, civil discourse, global citizenship, war, and peace; and school, community, and global social-action projects. Chapters include rationales, lesson expectations, and classroom “play-by-play.” Students’ feedback about the impact of lessons is also featured. With its combination of theory and practice Think, Care, Act is unique. It will motivate teachers, education students, and scholars to employ “think, care, act” frameworks to empower students to build a peaceful future.

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Genre : Education
Author by : Susan Gelber Cannon
Publisher : IAP
Release : 2011-12-01
File : 247 Pages
ISBN : 9781617354281


Identity Safe Classrooms

Identity Safe Classrooms

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This practitioner-focused guide to creating identity-safe classrooms presents four categories of core instructional practices: - child-centered teaching - classroom relationships - caring environments - cultivating diversity The book presents a set of strategies that can be implemented immediately by teachers. It includes a wealth of vignettes taken from identity-safe classrooms as well as reflective exercises that can be completed by individual teachers or teacher teams.

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Genre : Education
Author by : Dorothy M. Steele
Publisher : Corwin Press
Release : 2013-09-05
File : 232 Pages
ISBN : 9781452230900


How To Write A Master S Thesis

How To Write A Master S Thesis

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Yvonne N. Bui’s How to Write a Master’s Thesis is a step-by-step guidebook that demystifies a process that can often prove to be overwhelming and confusing to graduate students. The tone and format of this applied book is reader-friendly and includes practical suggestions that go beyond informing what “should” be done. It is chock full of detailed explanations, examples, and supplemental materials that have been used successfully in advising students in completing their master’s theses.

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Genre : Education
Author by : Yvonne N. Bui
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2013-04-03
File : 313 Pages
ISBN : 9781452203515


Teaching As If Life Matters

Teaching As If Life Matters

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This fascinating and urgently needed book will inspire today’s educators to inspire their students.

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Genre : Education
Author by : Christopher Uhl
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2011-05-15
File : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781421400693