Truth or Myth? Stereotype Effectvs. Reality. Performance Results The race gap in standardized test scores is prominent in the SAT   Verbal SAT Score

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  • Truth or Myth?Stereotype Effectvs. Reality

  • Performance ResultsThe race gap in standardized test scores is prominent in the SATVerbal SAT Score and Math SAT Score Distributions of Applicants to Five Selective Institutions, by Race, 1989

  • Stereotypes Must exist for a reasonAre they half-truths?

    really no true answer.Very complicated answer, with several factors to consider.

  • Performance TestingProcedure: 32 black, 27 white undergraduates took an exchange for pay course.Verbal test performance was given with a Black experimenter as well as a White experimenter

  • ResultsWhite participantsno differenceBlack participants- -Underperformed when the test was given by a white experimenter-Performed just as well as their white counterparts when given by black experimenters

  • Why?Black participants felt a threat in the airHad to do with the stereotype of how they thought others perceived their academic ability[shows that stereotype threat can be consciously accessed]

  • Why? Other factorsReasons for immigrationVoluntary vs. involuntaryThose who seek a better life Those who came through enslavement/ colonization

  • Attitude AdjustmentThose that came to enhance life, viewed schooling as a step in the right direction.Those that came due to enslavement viewed school as a threat to their cultural self.

  • SupportCertain minorities relied more heavily on teacher support, and teacher attitude towards their academic potentialStudent performance of mastery achievement orientation could be predicted by the amount of positive rapport received by student.

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  • Solutions1. D3.Let's assume that HM = Human and HR = Horse HM + HR = 74 2HM + 4HR = 196 (2HM + 4HR) - (2 HM + 2HR) = 196 - 148 2HR = 48 HR = 24 HM + (24) = 74 HM = 74 - 24 HM = 50 So, the solution is 24 horses and 50 humans.