Top 5 Quotes & Sayings by Cordelia Fine

Explore popular quotes and sayings by a British psychologist Cordelia Fine.
Cordelia Fine

Cordelia Fine is a Canadian-born British philosopher of science, psychologist and writer. She is a full professor of history and philosophy of science at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Fine has written three popular science books on the topics of social cognition, neuroscience, and the popular myths of sex differences. Her latest book, Testosterone Rex, won the Royal Society Science Book Prize, 2017. She has authored several academic book chapters and numerous academic publications. Fine is also noted for coining the term 'neurosexism'.

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Both women and computer science are the losers when a geeky stereotype serves as an unnecessary gatekeeper to the profession.
Although self-reported endorsement of sexist attitudes didn’t predict hiring bias, self-reported objectivity in decision making did.
A member of my family, who shall remain nameless, refers to all newborns as ‘blobs’. — © Cordelia Fine
A member of my family, who shall remain nameless, refers to all newborns as ‘blobs’.
Biology can be said to define possibilities but not determine them; it is never irrelevant but it is also not determinant.
When the environment makes gender salient, there is a ripple effect on the mind. We start to think of ourselves in terms of our gender, and stereotypes and social expectations become more prominent in the mind. This can change self-perception, alter interests, debilitate or enhance ability, and trigger unintentional discrimination. In other words, the social context influences who you are, how you think and what you do.
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