Date of Award

1-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

College/School

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department/Program

Psychology

Thesis Sponsor/Dissertation Chair/Project Chair

Kenneth Sumner

Committee Member

Jennifer Bragger

Committee Member

Valerie Sessa

Subject(s)

Stereotypes (Social psychology), Cognition

Abstract

Stereotype threat has been well-supported by decades of research. It is a pervasive phenomenon which affects multiple social groups with both immediate and lasting consequences. Therefore, it has been of a particular importance to study strategies that may serve at mitigating the effects of stereotype threat. Women, in particular, often face stereotypes that state that women are inferior to men in certain domains, among which are mathematics, spatial reasoning, driving ability, leadership, and making financial decisions. In the current study, we evaluate whether embodied cognition can be used to mitigate the effects of stereotype threat experienced by women in the financial domain. Furthermore, we conclude to what extent embodied cognition is more effective at stereotype threat mitigation than threat reframing.

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Psychology Commons

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