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Next event

April 22, 2015
7:00 pm
at San Francisco
Friends School

250 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Transportation and Parking

Public transportation and carpooling are strongly encouraged. Paid parking is available on 14th Street at Julian, between Valencia and Mission.
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Free Admission


Claude Steele

How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do

Stereotype threat, the subconscious fear that our actions or performance will confirm negative assumptions about our social identity, affects us all. While none of us wants to be defined by gender, sexual orientation, race, profession, age, nationality or political affiliation, all of us have experienced stereotype threat, whether we are aware of it or not. Dr. Claude Steele will show us how it inhibits academic and athletic performance and constrains our choices and behaviors. He will speak to parents and educators about how to recognize and neutralize the most damaging stereotype threats in our own educational landscapes.

Claude M. Steele is Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost at UC Berkeley. Prior to this appointment, he served as the I. James Quillen Dean for the School of Education at Stanford University, and before that, as Provost of Columbia University. He is recognized as a leader in the field of social psychology and for his commitment to the systematic application of social science to problems of major societal significance.

Dr. Steele is the author of Whistling Vivaldi: And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do and has published articles in numerous scholarly journals, including the American Psychologist, the Journal of Applied Social Psychology and the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

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