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SBP: The Roots of Female Underrepresentation in STEM and Beyond: Exploring th...

NSF Awards: 1733897

2019 (see original presentation & discussion)

Grades K-6

Common stereotypes associate high-level, “raw” intellectual ability (brilliance, genius, etc.) with men more than women. These stereotypes discourage women’s pursuit of many prestigious careers, including those in science and engineering. But the roots of these disparities stretch back to childhood: In this brief video, we will present evidence suggesting that “brilliance = men” stereotypes are acquired early—almost as soon as children enter school—and become stronger with age. Once acquired, gender stereotypes about raw ability begin to erode girls’ confidence that they can succeed in domains where such ability is valued; they also predict girls’ lower interest in such domains. These findings suggest that gendered notions of brilliance are acquired early and are likely to play a role in shaping the gender gaps observed in STEM.

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    Joni Falk

    Co-Director of CSR at TERC
    February 4, 2020 | 05:11 p.m.

    Found this study really interesting.... about the differences that develop between ages 5 and 6. Do you have more findings since this video? Hoping for an update in STEMforAll2020!

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