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Study: 'Dumb' stereotypes about athletes may affect academics

Standardized tests are an important consideration for admissions at many colleges and universities. But one new study shows that high school performance, not standardized test scores, is a better predictor of how students do in college.


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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