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Steinke, J., Applegate, B., Lapinski, M., Ryan, L., & Long, M. “Gender differences in adolescents’ wishful identification with scientist characters on television.” Science Communication, 34(2), 163–199. doi:10.1177/1075547011410250
In an experimental study, gender differences were found in how middle schoolers identified with scientists on popular TV shows. Male students identified most strongly with male scientists whom they perceived as respected, while female students identified most strongly with female scientists whom they perceived as dominant. The study also...