Stereotype Threat, Identity, and the Disruption of Habit
Implicit bias is closely related to stereotype threat, which occurs when being reminded of one’s social identity and the stereotypes associated with it (such as gender and racial stereotypes) leads to anxiety, alienation, and underperformance. Chapter 7 investigates this phenomenon and introduces readers to different ways of understanding its importance, ultimately arguing that stereotype threat primarily consists in a form of disruption, when an individual cannot just “be” in the world with one’s skills and habits, but gets knocked out of the “flow.”
Greene, Nathifa. “Stereotype Threat, Identity, and the Disruption of Habit.”In An Introduction to Implicit Bias: Knowledge, Justice, and the Social Mind, edited by Erin Beeghly and Alex Madva. New York, NY: Routledge, 2020.
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