Gender stereotypes are blokkades in advancing in positions in certain scientific area’s, a recent survey showed. Some scientific disciplines have lower percentages of women in academia than others. Leslie et al.hypothesized that general attitudes about the discipline would reflect the representation of women in those fields . http://www.sciencemag.org/content/347/6219/262.short
Surveys revealed that some fields are believed to require attributes such as brilliance and genius, whereas other fields are believed to require more empathy or hard work. In fields where people thought that raw talent was required, academic departments had lower percentages of women.
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