Gender Stereotype Susceptibility

@inproceedings{Pavlova2014GenderSS,
  title={Gender Stereotype Susceptibility},
  author={Marina A Pavlova and Susanna M. Weber and Elisabeth Simoes and Alexander N. Sokolov},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
Gender affects performance on a variety of cognitive tasks, and this impact may stem from socio-cultural factors such as gender stereotyping. Here we systematically manipulated gender stereotype messages on a social cognition task on which no initial gender gap has been documented. The outcome reveals: (i) Stereotyping affects both females and males, with a more pronounced impact on females. Yet an explicit negative message for males elicits a striking paradoxical deterioration in performance… CONTINUE READING

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