Understand and Overcome Stereotype Threat in Health Care

Diversity Science
Date Published
20 Minutes

Stereotype threat is the fear that we will be viewed through the lens of a negative stereotype about our social group. Science has shown that stereotype threat can hamper professionalism, stifle mutual respect and create barriers between teams. Based on the most current research brought to life by real examples, this innovative learning experience uncovers the ways that stereotype threat can negatively impact performance, preventing you from doing your best. During this evidence-based online diversity training course, you will learn:

  • What stereotype threat is
  • How our membership in different social groups influences our perceptions and behavior
  • What causes stereotype threat
  • How and why stereotype threat can impede performance
  • Specific cues in the environment that can trigger stereotype threat
  • Strategies to prevent stereotype threat from affecting you, your coworkers, and your patients

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