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
Welcome to One Book One Northwestern! Over the summer, copies of Claude Steele's Whistling Vivaldi will be delivered to the homes of every incoming first-year undergraduate and distributed to hundreds of members of Northwestern’ s faculty, staff and graduate student communities as well as community partners. Beginning in mid-September, this section—This Week in One Book—will provide weekly updates related to the dozens of One Book events scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year. For additional information, including photos of OBON events, I encourage you to "like" our Facebook page.

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Harvey Young

Harvey Young
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