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U of Chicago study shows math stereotypes are damaging

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An article titled “Bad at math? Stereotypes hamper women” in the May 24 Chicago Sun-Times says

Researchers have long known that negative stereotypes undermine performance in the area related to the stereotype. Women, for example, underperform on math tests after being told men tend to be better at math.

But the study also finds, for the first time, that the effect of the stereotype persists, hurting performance in areas unrelated to the stereotype.

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