News & AnalysisScientific Community

U.S. Study Shows Unconscious Gender Bias in Academic Science

Science  28 Sep 2012:
Vol. 337, Issue 6102, pp. 1592
DOI: 10.1126/science.337.6102.1592

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Via your Institution

Log in through your institution

Log in through your institution


Most U.S. professors like to think that they are working hard to overcome the persistent gender imbalance in academic science. They certainly don't consider themselves to be part of the problem. But a new study by a team at Yale University suggests that they're wrong, and that gender bias is deeply rooted in the community.