Barbie Dolls And Career Options

Apr 3, 2014

The iconic Barbie doll comes in for a fair amount of criticism, primarily for its nearly anatomically impossible depiction of the female form. 

The Barbie Runway at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis.
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Now a study from the psychology school at Oregon State University finds another issue. 

The study suggests that girls who play with Barbie dolls may think of their own career choices as more limited than those of boys. 

The study's author says it's not a massive trend, but a measurable one.