Exposure to Scientific Theories Affects Women’s Math Performance Science magazine, 2006

20 December 2006
Exposure to Scientific Theories Affects Women’s Math Performance
Science magazine, 2006
http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/314/5798/435?etoc

Exposure to Scientific Theories Affects Women’s Math Performance
Ilan Dar-Nimrod and Steven J. Heine

Abstract
Stereotype threat occurs when stereotyped groups perform worse as their group membership is highlighted. We investigated whether stereotype threat is affected by accounts for the origins of stereotypes. In two studies, women who read of genetic causes of sex differences performed worse on math tests than those who read of experiential causes.

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