Reducing Stereotype Threats

Subgroup Size

Entire group


1 hour

External Cost


Lesson Plan


Created by Dr. Daniel Jones, CILMAR, Purdue University, based on the following:


Schmader, T., Hall, W., & Croft, A. (2015). Stereotype threat in intergroup relations. In M. Mikulincer, P. R. Shaver, J. F. Dovidio, & J. A. Simpson (Eds.), APA handbooks in psychology®. APA handbook of personality and social psychology, Vol. 2. Group processes (p. 447–471). American Psychological Association.

As a result of this activity, participants will be able to 1. Define and identify stereotype threat, its sources, and its effects. 2. Recognize steps that can be taken to reduce stereotype threat. 3. Begin to strategize ways in which they can reduce stereotype threat.