by Tiya Miles (Huffington Post) With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I cannot help but dwell on who might be coming to dinner.Last holiday season gave me plenty of food for thought on this all too familiar and often uncomfortable racially-tinged question.Her honest reflections offer a lot to think about – like how you’ve been influenced by the beauty myths society teaches to all of us.Does this video remind you of any of your dating experiences?The diluted interest and identification is specific to the perceived masculine fields of math and science and is not a general effect.Participants did not show less interest in careers often considered feminine, such as those in social work or elementary education, says Park.
“But I wasn’t surprised that this preference led to worse outcomes in these masculine fields.” Parks says it’s interesting that women who didn’t have this partner preference tended to show better STEM outcomes, suggesting the more non-traditional preference might contribute to greater interest in STEM.
“This suggests there might be something strategic about the lack of interest or perhaps women are downplaying their interests in these fields,” says Park.
“On the other hand, it could be a process they’re not even conscious of.
“Women who had a traditional romantic partner preference of wanting to date someone smarter than themselves were the ones who distanced themselves the most from STEM fields when they thought about romantic goals.”BUFFALO, N. – Women with a preference for more intelligent partners are less likely to show interest in male-dominated fields such as math and science, according to a newly published study from the University at Buffalo.
The research, published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, builds upon previous findings that found that thinking about romantic goals affected women’s attitudes toward careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).