Sapna Cheryan on Stereotypes as Gatekeepers
Posted by The Situationist Staff on May 29, 2012
TEDxTalks on Apr 27, 2010 Stereotypes as Gatekeepers –
Sapna Cheryans research broadly examines how cultural stereotypes impact peoples choices and behaviors. She is particularly interested in the role that stereotypes play in determining peoples sense of belonging to important social groups.
In this talk, she asks why do women consider a future in computer science to a lesser extent than men? Might this be because the powerful image of the male computer geek makes women feel like they do not belong in the field?
A sample of related Situationist posts:
- The Nerdy, Gendered Situation of Computer Science
- The Situation of “Opting Out”
- The Gendered Situation of Science & Math
- The Situation of Sexism
- Sexual Harassment at Wal-Mart?
- Women’s Situation in Economics
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