Can girls be superheroes? 


In this study, we’re interested in how the stories that children read impact the way that they play with toys, specifically with superhero action figures. If children only see storylines where male superheroes are saving the day, they may not realize they females are equally as capable of saving the world. To investigate this, participants will listen to a superhero-themed book that has either only male superheroes or female and male superheroes, and then they will act out situations in a mini village where they have to choose a superhero to save the day. We hope to show kids that everybody can be super!

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