- Series: Issues of Our Time
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (April 4, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0393339726
- ISBN-13: 978-0393339727
- Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.8 x 8.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 194 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,198 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do (Issues of Our Time) Paperback – April 4, 2011
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Claude Steele is the provost of Columbia University. He is the author of numerous published articles and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Education, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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Given the emphasis in this book on pre-exam treatments and institutional interventions (having test-takers identify their gender AFTER an Advanced Placement exam, for instance), I couldn't help wondering if there are techniques that individuals can use for themselves. Cognitive therapy, after all, works not the basis of individuals' changing their self-talk, abandoning counterproductive beliefs, etc. If an individual can learn to, for example, care less about what other people think or be less worried about social embarrassment, can stereotype threats be reduced? One finding mentioned in the book is that if a white person is prompted to view a social interaction with a black person as a learning experience, the white person is less likely to engage in avoidance behaviors that are based on fear of saying the wrong thing. What if the "treatment" isn't a prompt from an experimenter, but a deliberate change in thinking on the part of individuals faced with identity contingencies?