Introduction: Striving for Perspective in the Debate on Women in Science
Short Title: 
Introduction
Abstract: 

After providing an outline of the contents of this book, the chapter considers recent history relevant to the debate on women in science. It discusses the evidence-based grounds for a biologically based argument in a number of the essays in this volume. The chapter describes the need for this volume. The essays in this volume show that the pattern of sex differences is much more nuanced than their depiction in the popular media (e.g., male=right brain; female=left brain). Notwithstanding the impressive progress girls and women have made in pursuing coursework and graduate degrees in science and mathematics in recent years, however, the increased representation of women among doctoral recipients has not coincided with increased faculty representation in some scientific and engineering fields.

Author(s): 
Williams, Wendy M.
Ceci, Stephen J.
Item Type: 
Book Section
Publication Title: 
Why aren't more women in science?: Top researchers debate the evidence
Publication Date: 
2007
Publication Year: 
2007
Pages: 
3/23/2015
ISBN: 
1-59147-485-X (Hardcover); 978-1-59147-485-2 (Hardcover)
Library Catalog: 
APA PsycNET

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Wendy M. Williams and Stephen J. Ceci. 2007. "Introduction: Striving for Perspective in the Debate on Women in Science." Why aren't more women in science?: Top researchers debate the evidence 3/23/2015.

Wikipedia Citation

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