Title

Stereotype Threat, Identity, and the Disruption of Habit

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

4-8-2020

Department 1

Philosophy

Abstract

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.”

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