Scientists aren’t immune to gender biasgender biassubjective criteria
Despite being trained to ignore subjective criteria, a new study shows that both male and female scientists reveal gender bias when evaluating job applicants.
When they saw a male name on a job application, academic researchers rated the candidate higher in terms of competence, potential salary, and mentorship possibility.
“There has been a feeling that women are underrepresented in the sciences because of personal or lifestyle choices, but it is clear that gender bias is also present,” says Yale researcher Corinne A. Moss-Racusin.
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