Girls up to 6 years of age have a tendency to attribute intelligence in men more than women, according to a new study published this week.

Researchers have found that girls at least 6 years of age are more likely to rely on “excellent” men compared to women.

Researchers from the University of Illinois, New York University and Princeton University.

Jill Weber, a psychologist based in Washington, DC, said she was not surprised by the results of the investigation.

“When you think of excellence, it’s about strength and leadership and about waking up and feeling confident,” Weber said. “Unfortunately, we did not go out with the girls [are] properties.”

The study was published in the Journal of Medicine on Thursday, Science 400 children through a series of tests to see if it is related to the idea of ​​”breaking” a particular sex.

In a study, 96 students, divided equally between boys and girls, ages 5 and 7, tells the story of “very, very smart”, and then told me to take it from a group of images of men and women. Although 5 year olds tend to take people out of their own sex, older children are more likely to take their image.

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In another experiment, children were invited to choose one of two matches: “Children, who have been working very, very hard ,.” He who “is very, very smart,” and other researchers found that girls are generally less interested in the game, “intelligent” people, but only as interested in the game for children “work very, very difficult.” The authors speculate that women can not start a game of “smart” because they try to be simple.

Weber explained that children from 5-6 age group, less selfish and start paying more attention to the people around them.

“About six or seven cognitive, or when the child’s brain is better able to make comparisons and see to understand diversity and difference,” said Weber.

However, Weber said that parents should not feel demoralized by the results of the investigation. Instead, it prevents them from working with a social message.

“I think we know better than we do … we need to think more awake,” Weber said. “We are determined to train the girls” to be more convincing, he said.

Scientists warn that more research requires a larger group and more variety to confirm these preliminary results.

“The current results suggest a disappointing conclusion: Many children accept the idea that brightness is a quality man at a young age,” the study authors. “These stereotypes begin to form in front of children when acquired, and may consist of a career that they think can sometimes be reduced.”