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Linking success in some fields to intellectual talent undermines women's interest in them

January 9, 2018

Due to the cultural stereotypes that portray "brilliance" as a male trait, messages that tie success in a particular field, job opportunity or college major to this trait undermine women's interest in it.Full Story

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