Joshua Aronson

Joshua Aronson

Joshua Aronson, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Applied Psychology at New York University. Dr. Aronson’s research focuses on all of the psychological reasons that underlie the gap between minorities and whites in terms of academic achievement and enjoyment of school and schooling. Dr. Aronson and his mentor coined the term “Stereotype Threat” to describe the experience of being targeted by well-known cultural stereotypes ("blacks are unintelligent", "girls can't do math").