Ryan F. Lei
New York University
Publications 3
#1Ryan F. Lei (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 2
#2Ryan Lei (NYU: New York University)
Last.Emily Green (NYU: New York University)
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#1Danielle R. Perszyk (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 2
#2Ryan F. Lei (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 2
Last.Sandra R. Waxman (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 44
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#2Ryan F. LeiH-Index: 1
Last.Andrei CimpianH-Index: 20
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A common misconception about math is that it requires raw intellectual talent or “brilliance.” Only students who possess this sort of brilliance are assumed to be capable of success in math-related subjects. This harmful myth has far-reaching consequences for the success of girls and children from ethnic-minority backgrounds in these subjects. Because women and minorities are stereotyped as lacking brilliance, the myth that success in math requires this trait is a barrier that students from thes...
#1Ryan F. Lei (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 2
#2Galen V. Bodenhausen (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 52
We investigated the racial content of perceivers’ mental images of different socioeconomic categories. We selected participants who were either high or low in prejudice toward the poor. These participants saw 400 pairs of visually noisy face images. Depending on condition, participants chose the face that looked like a poor person, a middle-income person, or a rich person. We averaged the faces selected to create composite images of each social class. A second group of participants rated the ste...