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Sure you can code! 


The project ”Sure you can code!” investigated gender differences in middle school students ability beliefs and interest in programming. In three publications, we describe how gender differences in ability belief and interest in programming develop, how they relate to gender stereotypes, and how societal interventions such as school education and science center activities impacts them.

The project was run by researchers at the Department of Psychology at Lund University during 2020-2023. It was financed by the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte), Lund University Faculty of Engineering and Sparbanken Skåne. Project leader is Associate Professor Una Tellhed.

Project leader
Associate Professor Una Tellhed
Una Tellhed – Lund University research portal

Collaborating researcher in the project
Professor Fredrik Björklund
Fredrik Björklund – Lund University research portal  

Collaborating PROGS
Laura Giese
Laura Giese – Lund University research portal
Research assistants
August Nilsson
august [dot] nilsson [at] psy [dot] lu [dot] se (august[dot]nilsson[at]psy[dot]lu[dot]se)

Kalle Kallio Strand
Kalle [dot] kallio_strand [at] psy [dot] lu [dot] se (Kalle[dot]kallio_strand[at]psy[dot]lu[dot]se)

Stefan Persson
stefan [dot] persson [at] psy [dot] lu [dot] se (stefan[dot]persson[at]psy[dot]lu[dot]se)

Karolin Schöttelndreier
karolin [dot] schottelndreier [at] psy [dot] lu [dot] se (karolin[dot]schottelndreier[at]psy[dot]lu[dot]se)

Annie Sollvén
annie [dot] sollven [at] psy [dot] lu [dot] se (annie[dot]sollven[at]psy[dot]lu[dot]se)

Oskar Bång
oskar [dot] bang [at] psy [dot] lu [dot] se (oskar[dot]bang[at]psy[dot]lu[dot]se)

We also collaborate with Vattenhallen Science center in Lund and their office director Monica Almqvist.

Read more about Vattenhallen Science Center