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  • Even positive stereotypes can hinder performance, researchers report

    A new study indicates that exposure to broad generalizations about the likely success of a social group - boys or girls, for example - undermines both boys' and girls' performance on a challenging task.

    A new study indicates that exposure to broad generalizations about the likely success of a social group - boys or girls, for example - undermines both boys' and girls' performance on a challenging task.

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  • Editor's note: To contact Andrei Cimpian, email acimpian@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “Who is Good at This Game? Linking an Activity to a Social Category Undermines Children’s Achievement,” is available online.