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Claude Steele

Claude Steele is best known for his work on stereotype threat and its application to minority student academic performance. In 2010, he released his book, Whistling Vivaldi and Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us, summarizing years of research on stereotype threat and the underperformance of minority students in higher education. He has served as the President of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, President of the Western Psychological Association, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Psychological Society.