Closing the Communal Gap: The Importance of Communal Affordances in Science Career Motivation.

@article{Brown2015ClosingTC,
  title={Closing the Communal Gap: The Importance of Communal Affordances in Science Career Motivation.},
  author={E. Ashley Rogers Brown and Dustin B. Thoman and J. K. Lee Smith and Amanda Diekman},
  journal={Journal of applied social psychology},
  year={2015},
  volume={45 12},
  pages={
          662-673
        }
}
To remain competitive in the global economy, the United States (and other countries) is trying to broaden participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by graduating an additional 1 million people in STEM fields by 2018. Although communion (working with, helping, and caring for others) is a basic human need, STEM careers are often (mis)perceived as being uncommunal. Across three naturalistic studies we found greater support for the communal affordance hypothesis… CONTINUE READING
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