Journal Article

A psychological effect of stereotypes

Abstract: We dont normally think of highly successful people as likely to suffer due to psychological pressure or stereotyping. But according to social psychologists, it is those most invested in their achievement who are most likely to fall prey to a kind of unconscious behavior known as stereotype threat.

Keywords: Discrimination in employment; Sex discrimination against women; Stereotype (Psychology);

Status: Published in Reaching the top: challenges and opportunities for women leaders

Access Documents

File(s): File format is application/pdf


Bibliographic Information

Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Part of Series: Regional Review

Publication Date: 2005

Issue: Q 1

Pages: 40-41