Stereotype Threat

Communicating stereotypes can have detrimental effects on members of the stereotyped groups. In school contexts being exposed to a negative achievement stereotype can elicit stress and reduced working memory capacity which in turn can lead to an underperformance in a given task. These are some newer publications on the topic from our team…


Appel, M. & Weber, S. (in press). Do mass mediated stereotypes harm members of negatively stereotyped groups? A meta-analytical review on media-generated stereotype threat and stereotype lift. Communication Research. [pdf]

Weber, S., Kronberger, N., & Appel, M. (2018). Immigrant students’ educational trajectories: The influence of cultural identity and stereotype threat. Self & Identity, 17, 211-235. [pdf]

Weber, S., Appel, M., & Kronberger, N. (2016). Stereotype threat and the cognitive performance of adolescent immigrants: The role of cultural identity strength. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 42, 71-81. [pdf]

Appel, M., Weber, S., & Kronberger, N. (2015). The influence of stereotype threat on immigrants: Review and meta-analysis. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:900. [pdf]