[Social Psychology] uch is known about about how stereotype threat — the fear of behaving in a way which confirms a negative stereotype about one’s social group — undermines performance for a particular group in a particular situation, women and math for instance. Much less is known, however, about how stereotypes might threaten individuals over time […]
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Evan Nesterak is Editor-in-Chief at The Psych Report. Evan graduated from Swarthmore College in 2009 where he studied psychology and statistics. After graduating, Evan went in search of an experience outside the classroom. He built trails in Maine, acted as caretaker of an historic Czech farmhouse, and, most recently, worked with Soccer for Success in Pennsylvania. In addition to working at The Psych Report, Evan is a researcher in the psychology department at the University of Pennsylvania. evan [at] thepsychreport [dot] com
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Photo: Sakeeb Sabakka [Social & Organizational] Although there is ample evidence showing that women and minorities face discrimination in higher levels of academia, a new study suggests that the unequal treatment exists before students even apply to doctoral programs. A working paper published on the Social Science and Research Network by Katherine Milkman et al. […]
[Social Psychology] In the workplace, women frequently have to choose between being respected or being liked, with professional achievement often coming at the expense of social acceptance. The dilemma that women face between being liked or respected is especially apparent in cases of sexual harassment. In their recent article, “Goal Preference Shapes Confrontations of Sexism,” […]