Gender stereotypes about intellectual ability emerge early and influence children’s interests (Bian, Leslie & Cimpian, 2017)

In research that has gained worldwide attention, Lin Bian, Sarah-Jane Leslie and Andrei Cimpian have found that 6-year-old girls are less likely than boys to believe that members of their own gender are “really, really smart”. They also found that, at the age of 6, girls begin to avoid activities…
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