Stereotype threat is where minorities underperform solely because they're aware of a stereotype that people of their group do worse.
Chess in Australia during the 1960s, the period of The Queen’s Gambit, was a far cry from the popularity of the game in the US. It was hard to get chess learning materials or travel to tournaments.
Playing chess online offers a variety of ways for children to get good at the royal game, but it also comes with a few pitfalls. An expert in chess education provides some advice.
For a child to excel in a particular field, specific conditions are essential. A scholar of educational psychology explains what those conditions are.
With the World Chess Championship set to begin Nov. 9 in London, Alexey Root, who teaches online courses about chess in education, tackles some myths and unknowns about the royal game.
Deaths of chess players led to alarm the game could cause fatal stress. Some researchers have tested that theory.