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Cultural stereotypes as gatekeepers: increasing girls' interest in computer science and engineering by diversifying stereotypes.
Cheryan S, Master A, Meltzoff AN. Cheryan S, et al. Front Psychol. 2015 Feb 11;6:49. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00049. eCollection 2015. Front Psychol. 2015. PMID: 25717308 Free PMC article.
As a result, when computer science and engineering stereotypes are salient, girls report less interest in these fields than their male peers. ...
As a result, when computer science and engineering stereotypes are salient, girls report less interest in these fields than their mal …
Programming experience promotes higher STEM motivation among first-grade girls.
Master A, Cheryan S, Moscatelli A, Meltzoff AN. Master A, et al. J Exp Child Psychol. 2017 Aug;160:92-106. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2017.03.013. Epub 2017 Apr 21. J Exp Child Psychol. 2017. PMID: 28433822
Children were randomly assigned either to a treatment group that was given experience in programming a robot using a smartphone or to control groups (no activity or other activity). Girls given programming experience reported higher technology interest and se …
Children were randomly assigned either to a treatment group that was given experience in programming a robot using a sm …
Targeted identity-safety interventions cause lasting reductions in discipline citations among negatively stereotyped boys.
Goyer JP, Cohen GL, Cook JE, Master A, Apfel N, Lee W, Henderson AG, Reeves SL, Okonofua JA, Walton GM. Goyer JP, et al. Among authors: master a. J Pers Soc Psychol. 2019 Aug;117(2):229-259. doi: 10.1037/pspa0000152. Epub 2019 Mar 28. J Pers Soc Psychol. 2019. PMID: 30920278
Social group membership increases STEM engagement among preschoolers.
Master A, Cheryan S, Meltzoff AN. Master A, et al. Dev Psychol. 2017 Feb;53(2):201-209. doi: 10.1037/dev0000195. Epub 2016 Sep 5. Dev Psychol. 2017. PMID: 27598257
This study examined whether a social cue-being part of an experimental "minimal group"-increases STEM engagement in preschoolers (N = 141; 4.5-year-olds). Using a within-subjects design, participants were assigned to a group and an individual condition (count …
This study examined whether a social cue-being part of an experimental "minimal group"-increases STEM engagement in preschoolers (N = …
Thinking in categories or along a continuum: consequences for children's social judgments.
Master A, Markman EM, Dweck CS. Master A, et al. Child Dev. 2012 Jul-Aug;83(4):1145-63. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2012.01774.x. Epub 2012 Apr 27. Child Dev. 2012. PMID: 22540868
Six studies with 4-year-old children (N = 214) characterized schematic faces or photographs as falling along a continuum (really mean to really nice) or divided into categories (mean vs. nice). ...
Six studies with 4-year-old children (N = 214) characterized schematic faces or photographs as falling along a continuum (really mean …
"Helping" versus "being a helper": invoking the self to increase helping in young children.
Bryan CJ, Master A, Walton GM. Bryan CJ, et al. Child Dev. 2014 Sep-Oct;85(5):1836-42. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12244. Epub 2014 Apr 29. Child Dev. 2014. PMID: 24779480
Can a subtle linguistic cue that invokes the self motivate children to help? In two experiments, 3- to 6-year-old children (N = 149) were exposed to the idea of "being a helper" (noun condition) or "helping" (verb condition). Noun wording fosters the perception that …
Can a subtle linguistic cue that invokes the self motivate children to help? In two experiments, 3- to 6-year-old children (N = 149) …
Breaking the cycle of mistrust: wise interventions to provide critical feedback across the racial divide.
Yeager DS, Purdie-Vaughns V, Garcia J, Apfel N, Brzustoski P, Master A, Hessert WT, Williams ME, Cohen GL. Yeager DS, et al. J Exp Psychol Gen. 2014 Apr;143(2):804-24. doi: 10.1037/a0033906. Epub 2013 Aug 12. J Exp Psychol Gen. 2014. PMID: 23937186 Clinical Trial.
Three double-blind randomized field experiments examined the effects of a strategy to restore trust on minority adolescents' responses to critical feedback. ...Wise feedback increased students' likelihood of submitting a revision of an essay (Study 1) and improved t …
Three double-blind randomized field experiments examined the effects of a strategy to restore trust on minority adolescents' response …
Academic and emotional functioning in middle school: the role of implicit theories.
Romero C, Master A, Paunesku D, Dweck CS, Gross JJ. Romero C, et al. Emotion. 2014 Apr;14(2):227-34. doi: 10.1037/a0035490. Epub 2014 Feb 10. Emotion. 2014. PMID: 24512251
Minimal groups increase young children's motivation and learning on group-relevant tasks.
Master A, Walton GM. Master A, et al. Child Dev. 2013 Mar-Apr;84(2):737-51. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2012.01867.x. Epub 2012 Oct 17. Child Dev. 2013. PMID: 23075286
Three experiments (N = 130) used a minimal group manipulation to show that just perceived membership in a social group boosts young children's motivation for and learning from group-relevant tasks. In Experiment 1, 4-year-old children assigned to a minimal "p …
Three experiments (N = 130) used a minimal group manipulation to show that just perceived membership in a social group boosts …
Reducing the racial achievement gap: a social-psychological intervention.
Cohen GL, Garcia J, Apfel N, Master A. Cohen GL, et al. Science. 2006 Sep 1;313(5791):1307-10. doi: 10.1126/science.1128317. Science. 2006. PMID: 16946074 Clinical Trial.
We expected that the risk of confirming a negative stereotype aimed at one's group could undermine academic performance in minority students by elevating their level of psychological threat. ...The intervention, a brief in-class writing assignment, significantly imp …
We expected that the risk of confirming a negative stereotype aimed at one's group could undermine academic performance in minority s …
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