Math=MALE, ME=FEMALE, THEREFORE…

College students, especially women, overwhelmingly demonstrate negativity toward math and science. This paper suggests that women who more heavily associate math with male stereotypes tend to respond to math more negatively. Because there is a disconnect between the way women see themselves (feminine) and the way they see math (not-feminine), even those who select math-intensive majors tend to have a hard time associating themselves with math.

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