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Why Brilliant Girls Tend to Favor Non-STEM Careers

This essay is about bias, but not the bias you think. Do girls avoid STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields because of ongoing, widespread discrimination? Or do girls with the skill sets that would give them entrance to STEM fields prefer fields that involve working with people over fields that involve working with things? Click here, for … Read More

Stereotype Inaccuracy?

Extraordinary Scientific Delusions and the Blindness of Psychologists Everyone knows that stereotypes are inaccurate, especially psychologists: “However, a great deal of the thrust of stereotyping research has been to demonstrate that these behavioral expectancies are overgeneralized and inaccurate predictors of actual behavior of the target individual (Darley & Fazio, 1980, p. 870). Click here, for the … Read More