The Growth Mindset and Stereotype Threat
NAGC is pleased to present “The Growth Mindset and Stereotype Threat,” a FREE video webcast on Tuesday, May 14, 12:00 – 1:30 pm (Eastern). Moderated by NAGC Past President Ann Robinson and featuring Joshua Aronson, Associate Professor of Applied Psychology, New York University, this event was inspired by a project developed by the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented that resulted in a book collaboration with psychologists, cognitive neuroscientists and gifted education researchers from the NRC Center, NAGC, and the American Psychological Association. Malleable Minds: Translating Insights From Psychology and Neuroscience to Gifted Education shows us what current research in psychology and neuroscience means to developing talent.
Aronson is one of the most widely cited social scientists in the past decade. His research in minority student achievement offers a strong challenge to traditional genetic explanations of why these groups perform less well on tests of intelligence than their White counterparts, and why women trail men in hard math and science. Aronson's work seeks to understand and remediate race and gender gaps in educational achievement and standardized test performance. His studies have revealed that stereotype threat engenders a number of interesting psychological and physiological responses, many of which interfere with intellectual performance and academic motivation. A particular focus of his recent work is on creating scalable interventions that any teacher can use to improve the performance and learning of their students.