Belief in "raw brilliance" may decrease academic diversity

woman at chalkboard When academic communities send the message that raw brilliance, or a high level of innate intellectual aptitude, is required for success, these messages combine with cultural stereotypes to decrease that community's diversity.
That's what Sarah-Jane Leslie, a professor of philosophy at Princeton University, and Andrei Cimpian, a professor of psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, want faculty to know from their newly published research on gender imbalance in ... More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=133857&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click
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