Stereotype Threat:

Stereotype threat is a term coined by Claude Steele and Joshua Aronson in 1995. It is defined as: “discomfort experienced by people when they are confronted with a negative stereotype associated with their identity.” It makes people uncomfortable and fearful of how they are perceived by others. This unconscious fear negatively affects the performance in situations where stress or distraction are disruptive e.g. public speaking, stage performance, etc.

Stereotype threats are not just abstract concepts; they are real psychological barriers that hinder individuals from reaching their full potential. In this blog post, we will explore what stereotype threats are, how they affect people in various contexts, and most importantly, how we can overcome them to create a more inclusive and empowering society.

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