Young girl students believe ‘exceptional talent’ a male trait

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Girl students as young as six years of age are more likely to shun games and activities due to feeling inferior to boys. This has been unearthed in a recent research into gender stereotypes. The research further revealed that the young girl students assumed exceptional talent is a male trait. According to the research by Princeton University and University of Illinois, the young girls avoided activities and games that boys of their age played for the reason that they assumed their male counterparts are more likely to exhibit ‘brilliance’. Such stereotype being harboured from a young age is likely to reduce the chances of women pursuing prestigious careers, reported the research.