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Friday, January 27, 2017

A New Study finds Females Suffer Inferiority Complex at a Young age and Attribute Brilliance to Men than Themselves

A new study revealed that Gender stereotypes emerge very early in childhood and by the age six, girls are less likely to believe that they are brilliant (suffer from inferiority complex) and attribute brilliance to the boys. As part of the study 400 youth aged between five and seven were assigned a series of different tasks. The research was carried out by the researchers at NewYork University, the University of IIIinois and Princeton university.

A new study finds Females suffer inferiority complex at a  young age and attribute brilliance to men than themselves


In one task,  the kids were told a story about a person who is "really, really smart" but they were not the revealed the gender of the person whether male or female. At age five, boys and girls have chosen the "really really, smart person to be their own gender. But girls of the age six or seven, the girl's opinion differed and the majority of the girls attributed brilliance to the boys rather than choosing their own gender. On the other hand, boys aged six or seven associated brilliance to their gender.


In another task, children were asked to guess which among the four children (of which two are boys and two are girls) got the best grades in the school. However, in this case, both younger and older girls have chosen girls to have higher grades. So, from this observation, the report suggested girls awareness on school achievements are different from that of brilliance.


In the final task, the researchers asked the kids about their interest in two games. One game is for children who are "really, really smart" and the other game is for children who are "really, really hard". Researchers noted that the girls aged six and seven are more interested in the hard game than the smarter game. On the other hand, more boys aged six or seven opted for the smarter game rather than the game that is really hard.

According to Lin Bian from the University of IIIliois, Our society associates brilliance to men than women and this idea makes women to avoid jobs that are associated with brilliance. Sarah-Jae Leslie from Princeton University said that the gender stereotypes start to impact girls from the very early age.

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