Social Identity Threat
Stereotype or social identity threat can be construed as an internal, cognitive state in which the individual is aware of negative stereotypes against his or her group and which can impact individual thoughts and/or behaviour (Aronson & McGlone, 2009, p. 154). Considerable research demonstrates that stereotype threat can impact recipient behaviour and can be destructive in relationships and in one’s personal view of him- or herself. Despite the prevalence and potential detrimental effects of stereotype threat, there are ways to decrease stereotype threat, including, but not limited to, reframing ability, use of role models, and self-affirmation. For this Application Assignment, analyze stereotype threat and the conditions necessary for this type of threat to occur. Consider ways you might remediate a stereotype threat. Reference: Aronson, J., & McGlone, M. S. (2009). Stereotype and social identity threat. In T. D. Nelson (Ed.), Handbook of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination (pp. 153–178). New York, NY: Psychology Press. The assignment (5–7 pages) Define the stereotype threat. The target of stereotype threat and the source of stereotype threat interact and are believed to result in six possible forms of stereotype threat. Explain at least four possible forms of stereotype threat being sure to include a thorough example for each. Explain how the experience of stereotype threat can depend on self-perception versus group identity. Be sure to include discussion of how that experience might differ if an individual belongs to more than one group at risk for stereotype threat. Use examples to illustrate your point. Explain two consequences of a stereotype threat and elaborate on why these consequences can occur. Explain three ways to possibly remediate stereotype threat. For all of the above, be specific and provide examples to illustrate your points. Also, be sure to use the current literature to support your response. Remember to provide an APA formatted reference list for all resources used in this assignment. While you are encouraged to use supplemental resources in addition to any course resources listed for this week, be sure to use the weekly learning resources before finding supplemental ones. By Day 7 Submit your assignment by Day 7. Submission and Grading Information To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following: Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK7Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name. Click the Week 7 Assignment Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment. Click the Week 7 Assignment link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area. Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK7Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open. If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database. Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.