On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Claude M. Steele, the Lucy Stern Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, will present a lecture titled "How Stereotypes Shape Intellectual Identity and Performance." The event begins at 4 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium on the Columbia University Medical Center campus, 630 W. 168 th Street.
Steele is one of the foremost authorities on how people cope with self-image threats pertaining to race and gender. His research on these threats has led to a general theory of self-affirmation processes. Steele's research also has had a profound impact on our understanding of how group stereotypes about African Americans and women can influence intellectual performance and academic identities.