37B – Sports Science Shorts: Stereotype Threat & Performance

What is stereotype threat and how can it affect sports performance? Is it possible that being challenged by a statement like “girls can’t play sports” could make a female athlete perform better in some situations?
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On the causal mechanisms of stereotype threat: can skills that don’t rely heavily on working memory still be threatened?
“Girls should cook, rather than kick!” – Female soccer players under stereotype threat
Girls can play ball: Stereotype threat reduces variability in a motor skill
The effect of stereotype threat on performance of a rhythmic motor skill.

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The Flamin’ Groovies – Shake Some Action
June & Jean Millington – Play Like a Girl
The Strangers – Stereotypical
Mark Lanegan – Saint Louis Elegy