Girls do badly at math when told boys better: study

By Belinda Goldsmith

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) – Telling girls that boys are better than they are at mathematics can irritate them so much that it negatively impacts their performance, according to a U.S. study.

Researchers from three U.S. universities found that the threat of stereotypes could create worries that undermined the women’s short-term memory system needed for problem solving

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  1. Subhashish Chattopadhyay said,

    February 3, 2011 at 12:09 pm

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