When it comes to demographics and society, no one likes surveys and statistics that make them look less positive. Yet surveys and statistics are all we have to go by in order to know if people are treating each other the way they expect to be treated in turn.
In society, there is a belief that women will be more cooperative than men. In academia, that is not the case, according to a paper in Current Biology
. Instead, women in academia are less likely to cooperate than men.
The findings are based on an analysis of the publication records of professors working at 50 North American universities.And the lack of cooperation is most evident in an area where women overwhelmingly dominate - psychology.