Stereotype Threat and Identity Threat: The Science of a Diverse Community
Monday, May 15th at 2pm ET
Guest Speaker: Claude Steele, PhD
Drawing on stereotype threat and social identity threat research, this talk will address the why, what and how of diverse learning communities: why they are important, a working hypothesis about what is critical to their success and what research reveals about how to achieve that success. The talk’s practical aim is to identify features of diverse learning communities—schools, universities and academic disciplines—that while good for all students, are especially helpful for minority students generally, and for women in STEM fields. The talk will also explore the psychological significance of community and its role in learning.
About Claude Steele, PhD:
Claude M. Steele is an American social psychologist and a Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley. He has also served in several major academic leadership positions: for the past two years as the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost at UC Berkeley, the three years before that as the I. James Quillen Dean for the School of Education at Stanford University from 2011 – 2014, and before that as the 21st Provost of Columbia University.