Academic Achievement

Women Who Score Well on Both Math And Verbal Tests Still Don’t Choose Science Careers

Smithsonian Magazine: Women remain underrepresented in the sciences, but why? One team publishing in Psychological Science claims that it’s simply because women have more career choices these days. To arrive at this conclusion, the researchers examined national survey data from 1,490 students, both male and female, bound for college. The partipants More

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