Stereotypes (Social psychology).

An intervention in stereotype threat : does gender-affirming literature reduce female vulnerability in mathematics?

The current study examined whether the presentation of gender-affirming literature, in the form of information about the University of Richmond‚Äüs Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) program, mitigated female stereotype threat in the domain of mathematics. A pilot study tested 10 male and 10 female college-aged participants to determine whether a derogatory beer commercial produced the threat effect in women; results were inconclusive.