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Stereotype Research From NYU Psychologist to be Featured at Collin Psychology Event

STEREOTYPE RESEARCH FROM NYU SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGIST TO BE FEATURED AT COLLIN PSYCHOLOGY EVENT

April 18, 2005 — Stereotypes will be a hot topic when a social psychology professor from New York University visits the Frisco campus of Collin County Community College District (Collin) to present his research.  His lecture, “Stereotypes and the Fragility of Human Intelligence and Motivation,” will be Friday, April 29 at the college’s Preston Ridge Campus, 9700 Wade Boulevard in Frisco, in Room LC104.

Dr. Aronson’s lecture will be the keynote address at “Cultivating Scholars:  Celebrating Psychological Research,” a showcase of student research, which runs from 4-7 p.m. Student poster projects will be on display, representing the work of more than 100 Collin psychology students, and selected students will present their research. This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Aronson’s presentation will feature his work on “stereotype threat,” which shows how stereotypes of intellectual inferiority can interfere with standardized test performance and academic achievement and how understanding these processes can boost student performance and motivation. He will also localize the discussion to relate to stereotypes faced by community college students.

Dr. Aronson’s research has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and on National Public Radio and ABC News.

For more information, contact Dr. Salena Brody at 972.377.1670.

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