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Mere effort and stereotype threat performance effects
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Although the fact that stereotype threat impacts performance is well established, the underlying process(es) is(are) not clear. Recently, T. Schmader and M. Johns (2003) argued for a working memory interference account, which proposes that performance suffers because cognitive resources are expended on processing information associated with negative stereotypes. The antisaccade task provides a vehicle to test this account because optimal performance requires working memory resources to inhibitdoi:10.1037/0022-35184.108.40.2064 pmid:17892331 fatcat:razdszncenef5hmy5ljrrlrgbe