Minority students in classes with fixed-mindset instructors do worse than in classes with growth-mindset instructors. Continue reading Hey instructors, your beliefs can affect students’ grades (and not in a positive way)
Yep, women who perform the same as men perform don’t feel they are as capable of doing physics. Continue reading Who feels more capable of doing physics: women with “A”s or men with “C”s? The answer probably won’t surprise you.
The GRE: great at acting as a barrier to underrepresented groups, not so good as a predictor of completing graduate school. Continue reading The GRE: what is it good for?
The men and women earn equal STEM grades but men have higher variability in those grades. This isn’t enough to explain why there are more men in STEM. Continue reading Not enough variation to explain the gender gap
Physics is less diverse than other physical sciences. Do graduate school admission processes contribute to this? Continue reading What matters when applying to graduate school and how it impacts diversity
Men score better than women do on physics conceptual inventories and the reasons aren’t straightforward. Continue reading What can explain the gender gap on conceptual inventories?
Physics and Chemistry are similar in terms of prerequisites, difficulty, and admission standards. So why do more women chose chemistry instead of physics? Continue reading Why choose physics over another science?