A group of university researchers has found that gender bias continues to affect social interactions. The experimenters

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A group of university researchers has found that gender bias continues to affect social interactions. The experimenters had both men and women perform a perceptual task, involving objects that had distinctively masculine or feminine qualities. Meanwhile, to keep the experiment's purpose concealed, each participant's performance was rated by a single evaluator. When men proved competent at the task involving, for example, a tire-iron, their success was attributed more often to ability; when women did the same, however, their success was often attributed to luck. Conversely, when a feminine object was involved in the task, neither the women's nor the men's success was attributed to ability.

The above statements suggest that

(A) women who are good at perceptual tasks will have their abilities go under-appreciated.

(B) a tire-iron cannot be perceived as having feminine qualities.

(C) having only one person rate another can hide the purpose of an experiment.

(D) successful women are often regarded as having more masculine qualities than are their less successful peers.

(E) more men performed the task competently than did women.


OA A

Source: Princeton Review