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Thu Aug 15, 2019, 01:35 AM

Women Are Not Better at Multitasking. They Just Do More Work, Studies Show

LEAH RUPPANNER, THE CONVERSATION 15 AUG 2019

Multitasking has traditionally been perceived as a woman's domain. A woman, particularly one with children, will routinely be juggling a job and running a household in itself a frantic mix of kids' lunch boxes, housework, and organising appointments and social arrangements.

But a new study, published today in PLOS One, shows women are actually no better at multitasking than men.

The study tested whether women were better at switching between tasks and juggling multiple tasks at the same time. The results showed women's brains are no more efficient at either of these activities than men's.

Using robust data to challenge these sorts of myths is important, especially given women continue to be bombarded with work, family and household tasks.

More:
https://www.sciencealert.com/women-aren-t-better-multitaskers-than-men-they-re-just-doing-more-work

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 02:12 AM

1. I love it when science backs up what I have said for years.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 02:46 AM

2. Me too.

We've known we were right. Married to an "old school" type of hubby here - sweet, smart but very old school. Sigh.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Aug 17, 2019, 08:17 PM

3. The date are self-reported

That's always problematic.

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