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“Picture yourself as a stereotypical male” by MIT Admissions


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An undergrad -- in fact I think barely a sophomore, someone definitely young enough to remember high school -- can explain testing bias way better than you.

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Thanks man!

The negative impacts of cognitive burden aren’t limited to test-taking.

Thoughts of stereotypes degrade women’s performance in activities from chess to negotiation to driving. Nor does it apply only to women and people of color; the same mechanism is thought to cause men to find social sensitivity more difficult, psychology majors to test worse than science majors, and drug users to score worse on a memory task when faced with this expectation.

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