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Are women perceived as worse magicians than men?

By 4th December 2019 December 10th, 2019 No Comments

For the same performance, a woman is still considered less competent than a man, especially in stereotypically male domains. Cyril Thomas, lecturer at the University of Paris and amateur illusionist, participated in a European study that has just illustrated this effect by studying how magic tricks, a field mainly invested by men, are evaluated. The study is detailed in Social Psychological Bulletin.

Read the press release from the University of Paris (in French).

Read the research paper: Are Women Perceived as Worse Magicians Than Men? Gender Bias When Evaluating Magic TricksPascal Gygax et al. Social Psychological Bulletin