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  • Study supports new explanation of gender gaps in academia

    Psychology professor Andrei Cimpian and his colleagues found that the expectation that one must be brilliant to succeed in certain academic fields was associated with the underrepresentation of women in those fields.

    Psychology professor Andrei Cimpian and his colleagues found that the expectation that one must be brilliant to succeed in certain academic fields was associated with the underrepresentation of women in those fields.

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  • To reach Andrei Cimpian, call 217-333-0852; email acimpian@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “Expectations of brilliance underlie gender distributions across academic disciplines” is available online.