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Science. 2006 Oct 20;314(5798):435.

Exposure to scientific theories affects women's math performance.

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  • 1University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada.

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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17053140
DOI:
10.1126/science.1131100
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