Misperception discourages girls from studying math-intensive science, shows study

A misperception—the belief that the ability to do difficult mathematics is something that you either have or don’t—currently prevents many American girls from opting for a major in physics, engineering, mathematics, or computer science (PEMC), suggests a new study. What is positive is that schools, families and policy makers can help students to shift their (mis-)perceptions. —> Read More