Whistling Vivaldi

  • by Claude M. Steele
  • Narrated by DeMario Clarke
  • 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The acclaimed social psychologist offers an insider’s look at his research and groundbreaking findings on stereotypes and identity.
Claude M. Steele, who has been called “one of the few great social psychologists,” offers a vivid first-person account of the research that supports his groundbreaking conclusions on stereotypes and identity. He sheds new light on American social phenomena from racial and gender gaps in test scores to the belief in the superior athletic prowess of black men, and lays out a plan for mitigating these “stereotype threats” and reshaping American identities.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Interesting topic, hate the narrator's voice

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Topic is interesting but writing is pedantic and the narrator has the most irritating voice in memory. I had to stop listening to the book because of it. Particularly the way he says "experiment" which is repeated over and over again.

Would you be willing to try another book from Claude M. Steele? Why or why not?


Would you be willing to try another one of DeMario Clarke’s performances?

Absolutely not

Could you see Whistling Vivaldi being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No too pedantic

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- Elizabeth

Not sold...

....I've just never bought the stereotype threat theory and think Dr. Steele"s treatise is the proverbial self-fulfilling prophecy. It sounds good but I think the layers around performance and identity formation are so much deeper than his subscription.
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- Darian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-21-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios