2. The Condition of Being Different
Published Online: 5 OCT 2004
Copyright © 2004 by Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Managing Scientists: Leadership Strategies in Scientific Research, Second Edition
How to Cite
Sapienza, A. M. (2004) The Condition of Being Different, in Managing Scientists: Leadership Strategies in Scientific Research, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/047166359X.ch2
- Published Online: 5 OCT 2004
- Published Print: 14 MAY 2004
Print ISBN: 9780471226147
Online ISBN: 9780471663591
- science workforce diversity;
- diversity and equity;
- gender schemas;
- diversity and cognition
The scientific workforce in the U.S. is heterogeneous in terms of national origin, education, and age. It is, however, less diverse by race and gender. Reasons for some of the systemic inequities in the way women scientists are treated are examined, including gender schemas or belief systems. How such schemas may affect pay and advancement of women scientists is discussed, and the experience of women scientists in the expert panels is recounted. The important effect of diversity on cognition and, thus, the caliber of thinking that occurs in a laboratory, is highlighted.