Date of Submission


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)



Department Chair

Robert A. DiTomasso, PhD, ABPP

First Advisor

George McCloskey, PhD, Chairperson

Second Advisor

Yuma Tomes, PhD

Third Advisor

Yaa Oppong, MD


This action oriented research project presents a manualized program that can be used in the school setting to remediate stereotype threat. A meta-analytic review was conducted in order to identify evidenced-based interventions that intervened on stereotype threat effects. The findings from the meta-analysis were utilized to create the manual for the Study Skills Group. A pilot study was conducted with middle and high-school aged individuals to evaluate the efficacy of the program. Pre and post program evaluation forms were utilized to monitor change during the course of the program. The Study Skills Group manual received positive ratings for the session structure, content, and usefulness. Outcome measure of the participants suggests that the Study Skills Group is a promising intervention that can be used to remediate stereotype threat in the school setting and warrant further research.