In preparation for researching our final essay, we are going to discuss stereotype threat and problems associated with formal research. To that end, I would like you to listen to a podcast on the topic from Radiolab.
Find it here: https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/stereothreat
It will take you about 40 minutes. If you prefer to read rather than listen, there is a transcript available of the podcast on the same link.
When you are through please write a response to the following prompt in paragraph form:
1) Describe stereotype threat in your own words.
2) Do you think stereotype threat is real? Taking the full range of information given to you in this podcast, do you think there is still enough evidence to support the idea of stereotype threat? Feel free to add any examples from your own life to support or disprove Claude Steele’s claim.
In your responses, I’m looking for some reflection on the podcast to base our class discussion on. You need write more than a paragraph or two, but feel free to write as much as you’d like. double spaced, 12pt Times New Roman Font.