Author Archives: Gijsbert Stoet

About Gijsbert Stoet

Gijsbert Stoet is a Reader in Psychology at the University of Glasgow. Gijsbert has carried out research in psychology and neuroscience and is particularly interested in gender differences in thought and behavior. Gijsbert has published a number of papers on this topic in well-known scientific journals.

Woman’s hour presenters make awkward and insensitive comment

In the UK, “woman’s hour” is a daily show on the quality news sender Radio 4. It often has feminist themes. The show follows the 10 o’clock radio news in the morning. This morning, the news reported that the oldest … Continue reading

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Five common misunderstandings about gender differences research

Almost everybody loves to read about gender differences. At least, so it seems, given the large number of newspaper articles and opinion pieces about this topic. The media’s attention for the topic reflects an enormous interest in gender differences in … Continue reading

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Is gender equality endangered by stating that biological factors influence our thought?

Occasionally, people tell me the following: Saying that “biological factors play a role in psychological gender differences” is dangerous for a number of reasons. Reason 1: Some say that it simply not true that biology has any relation to gender … Continue reading

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Gender equality in schools

On the 27th of June, I gave a talk for Annual Conference of the British Education Studies Association. On the 11th of July, this talk was covered in the British press, here are some links to it: Times Education Supplement: … Continue reading

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The gender gap in mathematics is unrelated to equality policies

Here are some basic facts about the gender gaps in mathematics and reading Note: Sources+links at bottom About the mathematics gender gap: 15-year old boys are better than girls in mathematics (period: 2000-2009). This is true for most countries, although … Continue reading

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Sex, cognition, and education

Research about sex differences is exciting and important! It is exciting because most people want to know how and why men and women differ in their ways of thinking. It is important, because this research has major implications for education. … Continue reading

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