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:
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.

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