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By age 6, girls less likely to believe they are ‘brilliant’

MIAMI: Gender stereotypes emerge early, and by age six, girls are less likely to believe females are "brilliant" and more likely to believe boys are, according to a study released Thursday. The report in the journal Science was based on 400 youths aged between five and seven, who were given a series of tasks. In one, the kids were told a short story about a person who was "really, really smart," but were given no hints about whether the person was male or female. At age five, both boys and girls were equally likely…