Academic Achievement

Do Superior Abilities Keep Women Out of STEM?

Science: Researchers seeking to explain why women are less likely than men to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) careers long focused on females’ purported inferior mathematical prowess. But new research suggests a very different explanation: women’s superior abilities in other areas. In “Not Lack of Ability but More More

More Career Options May Explain Why Fewer Women Pursue Jobs in Science and Math

Women may be less likely to pursue careers in science and math because they have more career choices, not because they have less ability, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Although the gender gap in mathematics has narrowed in More