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Psy 1001 - Introduction to Psychology

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Katie Francis CE Essay 1 Dr K Kling 2 16 15 I chose to write about the article tiled Why Female Professors Get Lower Ratings found on NPRs website because gender bias in education has always been fascinating to me My mother is a professor and I have watched her struggle with both male students and male colleagues Specifically threats made by male students directed at my mother and a power struggle with the male dean of the institution she works for In addition I think people tend to glaze over the gender bias in higher education and academia Therefore the title of this article caught my attention and because of my mothers career I have a personal relationship with gender bias in academia Why Female Professors Get Lower Ratings addresses many topics covered in Martins text including Attitudes toward women s competence gender stereotypes biased judgements of males and females and implicit gender stereotypes all within chapter two Gender Stereotypes and Other Gender Biases I want to focus on the relationship between the content of this article making biases judgments about females and males and implicit gender stereotypes On page 66 of our text Martin refers to the social cognitive approach to gender stereotypes She talks about how as a population we think about people who belong in the social categories female and male This concept both supports and helps clarify the research this article was reporting on The NPR article suggested that student evaluations are systematically biased against women The researches found that students rated professors higher in both subjective and objective categories if the professors were male As the article states this is another depressing report of how gender biases are playing out in the classroom Both social cognition and implicit gender stereotypes could be used to explain why this biased is so apparent Students are categorizing good and bad professors by gender They may be assuming that because female experiences are a deviation



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