and colleagues tested this idea by alternately decorating a computer science classroom with objects that earlier surveys pegged as stereotypically geeky—Star Trek posters, videogames and comic books — or with objects that the surveys found to be neutral— coffee mugs, plants and art posters. Thirty-nine college students spent a few minutes in the room, then filled out a questionnaire on their attitudes toward computer science.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Star Trek Stops Women from Going Into Computer Science
Interesting article from Wired. It covers research from Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. The article says: