Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do, by social psychologist Claude Steele, is the 2014-2015 One Book One Northwestern book selection. In Whistling Vivaldi, Steele looks back on his 30-year career investigating the impact of social biases and prejudices on everyday life. Finding that stereotypes can influence behavior and affect performance, he shares important strategies that may prove helpful in lessening their negative effects.

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A Note from Harvey Young, One Book One Northwestern Faculty Chair

What a visit! Claude Steele, author of Whistling Vivaldi, came to Northwestern and dazzled everyone. Thanks to his generosity, One Book hosted seven events with Dr. Steele, including a standing room only keynote address on February 4th. More amazing One Book events are on the horizon. On Tuesday, February 17th  at 5pm in the McCormick Tribune Forum, an all-star line-up of sports journalists—USA Today’s Christine Brennan, CNN’s Rachel Nichols, Fox Sports’s Pam Oliver and ESPN’s Cari Champion and Cassidy Hubbarth—will be on campus to talk about their experience working in the sports business. I hope to see you there.



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Harvey Young

Harvey Young
OBON Faculty Chair, Associate Professor, Theatre; School of Communication

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Nancy Cunniff
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