ISSN 1671-3710
CN 11-4766/R

›› 2011, Vol. 19 ›› Issue (12): 1842-1850.

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Stereotype Threat: New Issues and New Controversy

GAUN Jian;CHAI Min-Quan   

  1. Department of Social Psychology, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China
  • Received:2011-03-31 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2011-12-15 Published:2011-12-15
  • Contact: GAUN Jian

Abstract: Stereotype threat has become one of the most vigorously explored topics of the past decade in social psychology. It is a situational predicament where individuals are at risk, by dint of their actions or behaviors, of confirming negative stereotypes about their groups. There are some new development and new controversy on the stereotype threat, such as stereotype threat spillover, interaction and systematic. More specifically, it has several new issues on the coping and intervention strategies, such as identity fusion, denial strategy, stereotype performance boosts, stereotype threat choking, role, identity change and coping with stereotype threat. We conclude with a discussion of the benefits, limitations, and unique contributions of stereotype threat to our understanding of stigma and social identity threat.

Key words: stereotype threat spillover, stereotype threat boost, stereotype threat choking