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Catherine Good
Position: Associate Professor
Campus Affiliation: Baruch College
Phone: 646 312-3862
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph. D., University of Texas, Austin
Training Area: Basic and Applied Social Psychology
Research Interests: Social Psychology; Stereotype threat, gender, achievement motivation and learning

Dr. Good’s research focuses on the social forces that shape academic achievement, intellectual performance, motivation, and self-image. In particular, her lab focuses not only on how negative stereotypes contribute to females' underachievement and under-representation in math and science fields, but also on methods of helping females overcome vulnerability to the stereotype. She also studies these issues as they relate to minority student achievement. Since much of the work is conducted in local schools, students of Dr. Good’s lab gain experience in designing and conducting studies in both laboratory and applied settings.


Good, C., Aronson, J., & Harder, J.A. (2008). “Problems in the pipeline: Women’s achievement in high-level math courses.” Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 29, 17-28.

Good, C. (2006). “Transforming classroom culture through the use of student allies.” Network News: Newsletter of the Minority Student Achievement Network, 22. Evanston, IL: MSAN.

Inzlicht, M., Aronson, J., Good, C., & McKay, L. (2006). “The particular resiliency of self monitors to threatening environments.” Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 42, 323-336.

Mangels, J.A., Butterfield, B., Lamb, J., Good, C., & Dweck, C.S. (2006). “Why do beliefs about intelligence influence learning success? A social cognitive neuroscience model.” Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 1, 75-86.

Good, C., Aronson, I., & Inzlicht, M. (2003.). “Improving Adolescents' Standardized Test Performance: An Intervention to Reduce the Effects of Stereotype Threat.” Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 24, 6, 645-662.

Aronson, J, Freid, C., & Good, C. (2002). “Reducing the Effects of Stereotype Threat on African American College Students by Shaping Theories of Intelligence.” Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 38, 113-125.

Aronson, J., Lustina, M. J., Good, C., Keough, K., Steele, C. M., & Brown, J. (1999). “When white men can't do math: Necessary and sufficient factors in stereotype threat.” Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 35, 1, 29-46.