Popular Science recently published an article debunking myths about brains. One of those myths is that men are more competent in math and science than women are. The article’s conclusion is that “gender disparities are due to cultural expectations.”
The article cited, as an example, a study conducted by social psychologists at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. During this study, women – even those with strong math backgrounds – scored lower than men unless they were told the test had revealed no gender differences in the past.
The lesson: Don’t let expectations limit you.