Alex Blaze

Media exaggerate differences between boys and girls

Filed By Alex Blaze | August 19, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

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"If you map the distribution of scores for verbal skills of boys and of girls you get two graphs that overlap so much you would need a very fine pencil indeed to show the difference between them. Yet people ignore this huge similarity between boys and girls and instead exaggerate wildly the tiny difference between them. It drives me wild."

--Robert Plomin, a professor at the Institute of Psychiatry in London


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