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Three studies tested a stereotype inoculation model, which proposed that contact with same-sex experts (advanced peers, professionals, professors) in academic environments involving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) enhances women's self-concept in STEM, attitudes toward STEM, and motivation to pursue STEM careers. Two cross-sectional(More)
Three experiments tested whether and when exposure to counterstereotypic ingroup members enhances women's implicit leadership self-concept. Participants read about professional women leaders framed as similar to versus different from most women (Experiment 1) or having the same versus different collegiate background as participants (Experiment 3).(More)
Three studies assessed whether a common cultural practice, namely, the use of gender-exclusive language (e.g., using he to indicate he or she), is experienced as ostracism at the group level by women. Women responded to the use of gender-exclusive language (he) during a mock job interview with a lower sense of belonging, less motivation, and less expected(More)
Cultural stereotypes about women's "fit" and ability in technical fields, like computing, are alive and well. These cultural beliefs can make their way into women's personal belief system. When this happens, women's self-conceptions in computing suffer, namely, self-efficacy, sense of belonging, and identification with computing. The current research(More)
Karyn L. Lewis, Jane G. Stout, Steven J. Pollock, Noah D. Finkelstein, and Tiffany A. Ito Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado 80309, USA Computing Research Association, 1828 L Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, USA Department of Physics, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado(More)
The main goal of this panel is to share survey data being collected on booming enrollments in computer science. Survey data are being collected from two source types: institutions and students. The institution data are being collected through both the CRA Taulbee Survey, which represents computer science departments in North America with doctoral degrees,(More)
We used an achievement goal framework to enhance identity-threatened individuals' motivation and performance by way of an understudied mechanism, namely, challenge appraisals. In three experiments, women were given a mastery goal (focus on building skills) or a performance goal (perform well, avoid errors) before a mock job interview. Women who focused on(More)
College and university professors serve as role models and leaders. Unfortunately, in computing fields, only a small fraction of the professorate is women and/or members of minority racial groups. To address this issue, the current research assessed the role of research experiences for undergraduate students (REUs) on underrepresented students' interest in(More)
Our culture is currently paying a great deal of attention to issues of diversity in computing and technology. More specifically, society wonders why there are not more women involved in computing. Statistics on women's representation in all levels of the postsecondary academic pipeline, and in professions outside of the academy, have been bleak for decades.(More)