Is ‘stereotype threat’ driving women away from science?- AAAS MemberCentral post


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Could stereotypes be partially to blame for the relative dearth of women in high level jobs in engineering, computer science, and other STEM fields?  Recently on NPR’s “All Things Considered” Shankar Vedantam discussed evidence of “stereotype threat” in a study that examined recorded conversations between male and female scientists. I had never heard of stereotype threat before and so this study piqued my interest.

Read more of my AAAS MemberCentral post here. 


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