Women studying math

Photo: Women studying math

Caption: It has been shown that stereotypes matter in learning, since poor expectations can lower test performance. For example, if women and blacks are subtly reminded of gender or racial differences in performance, they may score lower on tests.

Caroline Dweck and Catherine Good at Columbia University lead a team that studied calculus students over time.

Source: Catherine Good and Carol Dweck, Department of Psychology, Columbia University
Credit: Courtesy of Carol Dweck and Catherine Good
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