Standardized tests and

A glance at the December issue of the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology: Standardized tests and "stigmatized" groups

Students in "stigmatized" groups, including African-Americans and women, perform less well on standardized academic tests because of anxiety provoked by stereotypes that disparage their intellectual abilities, but that effect can be largely eliminated by mentors, write Catherine Good, a postdoctoral research fellow in psychology at Columbia University,