Friday, October 17, 2008

The effect of inter-group conflict and competition on stereotype threat in a realistic group setting: Tamlyn

Tamlyn is an honours student at Pmb campus. 102 students from the faculty of Science and Agriculture in the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal-Pietermarizburg were selected using pseudo-random sampling strategies. In groups of 2-3 these participants were provided with information and tasks which would introduce and confirm a positive or negative stereotype that would threaten their social identity. In addition they were made aware that they would be competing against a similar group of humanities students for a scarce resource. The groups completed a computer programme base on Tajfel’s matrices which was designed to simulate an interaction between themselves (the science group) and the opposing group (the humanities group).

3 Comments:

At October 17, 2008 at 4:58 AM , Blogger Research Masters said...

excellent choice of topic. Great use of statistical methods-Mohammed

 
At October 17, 2008 at 4:59 AM , Blogger Research Masters said...

Very interesting and insightful presentation. Interesting findings. Well presented.

Well done Tamkyn-Vasuli Govender

 
At October 17, 2008 at 5:42 AM , Blogger Research Masters said...

Well done, impressive work=Boithatelo

 

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