PSYCH339 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Face Validity, Stereotype Threat, Procedural Justice

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10 Aug 2016
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Stereotype threat
Provides a promising lead
Observed in a lab setting
But not observing in “high stakes” testing situation
Intercept vs. slope differences
Group with the higher score are usually under predicted rather than over
predicted
Under predicted is that they do worse and over predicted is that they do
better
When we use common regression line to make predictions for the test score,
we end up over predicting the lower group and under predicting the higher
group (average test scores)
Even though test isn’t biased
Still group mean differences
Still adverse impact
Bias: technical issue
Fairness; social issue
Fairness requires thought and bias requires math
Applicant reactions to selection procedures
Implications for
Withdrawal from selection system
Psychological well being of applicant
Litigation
Most recent work: focus on justice percetions
Applicants expect:
Transparency: clear how information is gathered
Objectivity:
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