New York University
Men more likely than women to be seen as brilliant
Men are more likely than are women to be seen as “brilliant,” finds a new study measuring global perceptions linked to gender. The work concludes that these stereotyped views are an instance of implicit bias, revealing automatic associations that people cannot, or at least do not, report holding when asked directly.
Tech and science are often associated with the idea of “brilliance,” though that term may have other links in people’s minds that lead to bias. Here researchers across the U.S. test the implicit associations with gender.