Vocativ: Women Avoid Fields Full Of Self-Appointed Geniuses. Your statistics program lights up like a Christmas tree with a bunch of super-strong correlations.
) of any field, which matches neither other sources nor my intuition.The researchers helpfully include in their supplement a list of the fields they studied and GRE scores for each, as part of some sub-analysis to check for selectivity.GRE scores correlate closely with IQ and with a bunch of measures of success in graduate school, so this sounds like it would be a good test of the actual required ability hypothesis.Left the Background Music On is a specific inversion.Fourth-Wall Observer is what happens when a particular character has this on full-time and the rest do not.This is the paper that concludes that “women are underrepresented in fields whose practitioners believe that raw, innate talent is the main requirement for success because women are stereotyped as not possessing that talent.” They find that some survey questions intended to capture whether people believe a field requires innate talent correlate with percent women in that field at a fairly impressive level of r = -0.60.The media, science blogosphere, et cetera has taken this result and run with it.It's also a wonderful thing to play with, and that is what Medium Awareness does; the characters acknowledge and interact with elements and conventions of the medium that shouldn't technically "exist" in-universe.Suddenly the characters can hear the ominous background music or the disembodied narration, they can read the subtitles at the bottom of your screen, and they can tell when it's almost time for a commercial break.News Works: Academic Gender Gaps Tied To Stereotypes About Genius. You survey a bunch of people to get their perceptions of who is a smoker (“97% of his close friends agree Bob smokes”).Mathbabe: “The genius myth” keeps women out of science. Then you correlate those numbers with who gets lung cancer.I looked more closely and found their measure combines Verbal, Quantitative, and Writing GREs.These are to some degree anti-correlated with each other across disciplines; ie those disciplines whose students have higher Quantitative tend to have lower Writing scores (not surprising; consider a Physics department versus an English department).Scientific American: Hidden Hurdle Looms For Women In Science.