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Why the Lab Coats?

Netflix is a thing of beauty. Mostly because it allows us to binge watch our favorite shows.

One of our very favorite shows, which is a surprise to me, is the British version of… 183 more words

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Treating Stereotypes: Re-Visualising Scientists

I’m starting to feel like a broken record. All I talk about is Stereotypes! Stereotypes, stereotypes and more stereotypes but the reality is we can’t escape them, they permeate our social consciousness. 488 more words

The Image Problem: The Effects Of Stereotypes

In my previous post I described the stereotypes of scientists as a disease, which made me wonder, how do these stereotypes actually affect scientists?

 According to Eugster, “scientists have an image problem”.   655 more words

Stereotypes: A Contagious Disease.

Stereotypes about scientists are like a disease. A highly contagious one, which we’re all being exposed to at a young age. In my previous post I talked about how research shows that our stereotypical ideas and images of scientists begin to emerge from the age of 7 years old. 838 more words

The Draw-A-Scientist Test

 Stereotyping scientists, you do it and Google does it. So just how widespread is it?

In 1957 Margaret Mead asked 35,000 high school kids in the US, what they thought of when they thought of a scientist. 596 more words

Google Supports Scientist Stereotypes

So it turns out you’re not the only one who pictures scientists as labcoat, glass wearing, test tube toting, microscope peering individuals. Even Google stereotypes them. 205 more words