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About Us

Our Mission was created by two social psychologists as a resource for faculty, teachers, students, and members of the general public who are interested in the phenomenon of stereotype threat. This website offers summaries of research on stereotype threat and discusses unresolved issues and controversies in the research literature. Included are some research-based suggestions for reducing the negative consequences of stereotyping, particularly in academic settings.


Research on stereotype threat is always progressing, adding complexity and nuance. Although we will try to reflect new developments in research on this topic, we encourage people not to view this site as the authoritative or exhaustive treatment of this issue. New research summary articles will be added each year.

Meet The Team

Meet the Team

Steve Stroessner

Catherine Good

Angela Byars-Winston

Alisa B. Wyman

Colleen M. Carpinella

Arpita Ghosh

Michael Perez Jr.

Natasha Porter

Nadia Saleh

Najaad Dayib

We thank Barnard College, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Consortium of High Achievement and Success (CHAS) for their support of this project.

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