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Study: 'Dumb' stereotypes about athletes may affect academics

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A new study out of Stanford University examines how college athletes may internalize stereotypes about their academic abilities, leading to lower test performances.

Thomas Dee is a professor at Stanford's Graduate School of Education and the author of the study "Stereotype threat and the student-athlete" and joined us to talk about how the "dumb jock" stereotype has the potential to affect athletes in the classroom.

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