Stereotype accuracy: summary of some studies

Now that the video is up, here’s some other studies I came across. Falkenberg, L. (1990). Improving the accuracy of stereotypes within the workplace. Journal of Management, 16(1), 107-118. Has a pretty straightforward summary of stereotypes and stereotyping: Organizations experience high levels of inefficiency when decisions are based on inaccurate stereotypes. As humans are dependent…

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Stereotype threat: current evidence in January 2020

Stereotype threat is: a situational predicament in which people are or feel themselves to be at risk of conforming to stereotypes about their social group.[1][2] Stereotype threat is purportedly a contributing factor to long-standing racial and gender gaps in academic performance. It may occur whenever an individual’s performance might confirm a negative stereotype because stereotype…

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The amazing stereotype accuracy of sex differences in movie genre preferences

Wühr, P., Lange, B. P., & Schwarz, S. (2017). Tears or fears? Comparing gender stereotypes about movie preferences to actual preferences. Frontiers in psychology, 8, 428. This study investigated the accuracy of gender-specific stereotypes about movie-genre preferences for 17 genres. In Study 1, female and male participants rated the extent to which 17 movie genres…

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The intelligence of stereotypes

The theory seems obvious: since stereotypes are just beliefs about groups, having more accurate stereotypes would be expected to be related to intelligence, just as having more accurate beliefs on most other topics relates to intelligence. The theoretical expectation of stereotype accuracy and intelligence is stronger because it’s a direct test of pattern recognition with…

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