In the New York Times: Joshua Aronson on Stereotype Threat

Joshua Aronson, an associate professor of the Department of Applied Psychology, was the subject of ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You,’ a New York Times opinion article written by Annie Murphy Paul.  A leader in investigating the effects of social forces on academic achievement, Aronson dentified a phenomenon known as “stereotype threat,” with psychologist Claude Steele.

Murphy Paul noted that Aronson’s research has important implications for the way we educate children.  “Professor Aronson calls the doltishness induced by an uncomfortable social situation “conditional stupidity.” We should use that insight to create the conditions for brilliance,” Murphy Paul wrote.

Read ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You,” by Annie Murphy Paul.