Gender Stereotypes

Emergence of gender stereotypes about intellectual ability in children.

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In our current society, there is a widespread bias concerning the perceived “cleverness” of boys vs girls. This results in assumptions that boys are more likely to succeed in STEM - related areas, especially math-related subjects. This bias has widespread implications, as women are less likely to enter STEM - related fields or less likely to be taken seriously in such professions.