Understanding computing stereotypes with self-categorization theory

Michael Hewner, Maria Knobelsdorf
2008 Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computing Education Research - Koli '08  
The partly completed study presented in this paper explores characteristics of stereotypes in Computer Science. The study describes student autobiographical essays about computing, analyzed with particular attention to the ways in which students use computing stereotypes. We describe how self-categorization theory, taken from the psychology stereotype literature, might explain the essays we see and discuss potential implications of self-categorization theory on CS Education in general.
doi:10.1145/1595356.1595368 fatcat:bjiqjnc4grdv3hruqfg6cmn2h4