Why aren’t more women becoming scientists?

September 29, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More

Here’s a 3-part series from Cognitive Daily updating the research. 

The bottom line?  It’s possible that there are some subtle cognitive differences between men and women, but it’s not clear, but its’s not clear that these really account for the differences.  There do appear to be missed opportunities for encouraging women to become scientists.


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Category: Psychology Cognition, Science

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Catherine says:

    "…but it’s not clear that these really account for the differences [in the number of men vs women working in science]."

    Career choice is based not strictly upon whether one is able to be proficient at the work involved.

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