Male STEM scientists reluctant to see gender bias in science (new study)

New study by Ian M. HandleyElizabeth R. BrownCorinne A. Moss-Racusin and Jessi L. Smith:

“Ever-growing empirical evidence documents a gender bias against women and their research—and favoring men—in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Our research examined how receptive the scientific and public communities are to experimental evidence demonstrating this gender bias, which may contribute to women’s underrepresentation within STEM. Results from our three experiments, using general-public and university faculty samples, demonstrated that men evaluate the quality of research unveiling this bias as less meritorious than do women. These findings may inform and fuel self-correction efforts within STEM to reduce gender bias, bolster objectivity and diversity in STEM workforces, and enhance discovery, education, and achievement.”

Read the full article here (free access): http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2015/10/06/1510649112.abstract

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