Among the hotly contested issues in academic research is the role of gender in academic achievement. Are psychological gender differences large and widespread or small and diminishing? A breakfast session with two leading researchers, Marcia C. Linn, UC Berkeley, and Joshua Aronson, New York University, presents the most current understanding of research on gender differences on cognition and achievement and the implications of these findings for educational policy.

The talk will be held at NYU in Lipton Hall, 108 West Third Street (between Sullivan and MacDougal Sts.) on Fri., Nov. 30 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. [Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place)]

Reporters interested in attending the event are asked to phone Tim Farrell in the Office of Public Affairs at 212.998.6797 or email at

  • Marcia C. Linn is professor of development and cognition specializing in education in mathematics, science, and technology at the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. She directs the NSF-funded Technology-enhanced Learning in Science (TELS) center.
  • Joshua Aronson is associate professor of applied psychology at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. He has studied stereotypes, self-esteem, motivation, and attitudes for the past 12 years. His work seeks to understand and remediate race and gender gaps in educational achievement and standardized test performance.

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