LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Speculation of gender bias gives MU a bad reputation

Thursday, March 15, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 7:07 p.m. CDT, Thursday, March 15, 2012

David Geary, curators' professor of psychological sciences in the MU College of Arts and Science, believes in the stereotype, "Women don't perform as well as men on difficult math tests because they're conditioned to believe the stereotype that they're not as smart as men at math." Geary stated in a previous Missourian article that though he believes this stereotype exists, he also does not think there is enough evidence to support it.