Title

Subtle Barriers and Bias in STEM: How Stereotypes Constrain Women’s STEM Participation and Career Progress

Abstract

Dr. Cundiff’s chapter reviews the evidence of powerful influence of stereotypes on our self-concepts and behaviors, examining how these stereotypes may sometimes, covertly and unintentionally, prevent women from entering and persisting in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Her research focuses on two categories of stereotypes -- stereotypes about STEM fields and stereotypes about women’s STEM abilities. It explores the barriers these stereotypes impose on the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in STEM.

The book examines gender roles and inequity and the impact of unintentional efforts and purposeful efforts to undermine women’s equal treatment in the United States.

Department(s)

Psychological Science

Comments

Part II The Battles: Chapter 7 in the book: The War on Women in the United States: Beliefs, Tactics, and the Best Defenses by Joel T. Nadler Ph.D., Meghan R. Lowery Ph.D.

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

9781440842115

Document Type

Book - Chapter

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2018 ABC-CLIO, All rights reserved.

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