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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2021, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (2): 276-285.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2021.00276

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Children’s gender stereotype threat and its interventions

WANG Zhen   

  1. Department of Applied Psychology, Law School, Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang 621010, China
  • Received:2020-02-27 Online:2021-02-15 Published:2020-12-29

Abstract: Stereotype threat is a situational predicament where stigmatized group members perform poorly when they are judged or treated negatively based on the stereotype, exploring gender stereotype threat in children provides the potential to intervene in stereotype threat from its source. The emergence (conditions and time), manipulation, effects (effects on boys or girls), and interventions (multiple identities, Chauvinism, positive role models and counter-stereotypes) of children’s gender stereotype threat are discussed. Finally, further research would focus on exploring in the local culture, targeted objectives, interventions and research fields.

Key words: children, gender stereotype threat, manipulation, interventions

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