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IN CONTEXT

APPROACH

Gender studies

BEFORE

1961 Albert Bandura develops social learning theory, which suggests that boys and girls behave differently because they are treated differently.

1970 Robert Helmreich and Elliot Aronson publish a study showing that men find competent men more likeable than incompetent ones.

AFTER

1992 US psychologist Alice Eagly finds that women are evaluated more negatively when they display leadership in a traditionally masculine way.

2003 Simon Baron-Cohen suggests the female brain is predominantly hardwired for empathy, whereas the male brain is hardwired for understanding systems.

Until the women’s liberation movement took ...

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