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July 8, 2015

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July 8, 2015

Fewer Women Than Men Are Shown Online Ads Related to High-Paying Jobs

July 7, 2015 — Significantly fewer women than men were shown online ads promising them help getting jobs paying more than $200,000, raising questions about the fairness of targeting ads online, new research ... read more

Sexual Harassment at Work Not Just Men Against Women

July 1, 2015 — More than one in 10 complaints of sexual harassment at work are reported by ... read more

Millennials Accept Working Mothers, Traditional Gender Roles More Than GenXers

June 29, 2015 — American adults and adolescents are now significantly more accepting of mothers who work fulltime, but a growing minority from younger generations believe that wives should mind the household and ... read more

Challenging Negative Stereotypes to Narrow the Achievement Gap

June 24, 2015 — A writing intervention linked to improved academic performance among girls and minorities may work by triggering a sense of belonging, helping to ease the students' anxiety, say researchers. ... read more

June 22, 2015 — The contrast between lip and skin color can quickly identify a person's gender, according to new research. The brain also analyzes light reflection in the eye area, which provides much ... read more

June 19, 2015 — Cigarette prices and images on cigarette packets have an impact on women in terms of continuing to smoke or quitting. In fact, less educated women are more responsive to pictorial labels on cigarette ... read more

Female Managers Do Not Reduce Gender Wage Gap, Study Finds

June 18, 2015 — Having a female manager doesn’t necessarily equate to higher salaries for female employees, new research shows. In fact, women can sometimes take an earnings hit relative to their male colleagues ... read more

Men Get Ahead by Chatting Before Negotiations

June 17, 2015 — Small talk in negotiations has a stronger, more consistent effect for men, new research shows. According to the researchers, it comes down to expected gender behaviors and stereotypes. Because women ... read more

Study Uncovers Same-Sex Couples' Opinions About Marriage, Cohabitation

June 16, 2015 — A new survey outlines six prominent reasons why same-sex couples feel marriage is an important step in their relationship. The survey found that many same-sex couples view living together as ... read more

Gender and Personality Differences in Cancer-Related Pain Severity for Geriatric Patients

June 11, 2015 — With 75% of cancer patients in the UK over 60, and the costs of innovative drugs soaring, how to best identify and hopefully manage cancer-related pain in the elderly is a key issue. A new study ... read more

Why Boys Are Performing Less Well at School, How to Fix It

June 10, 2015 — 15-year-old boys are more likely than girls of the same age to be low achievers, experts report. This is yet more evidence of a long term, worldwide trend of some boys falling behind at school. Now, ... read more

Misperception Discourages Girls from Studying Some STEM Fields

June 9, 2015 — The belief that the ability to do difficult mathematics is something that you either have or you don't prevents many American girls from pursuing a college degree in the physical sciences, ... read more

In Kenya, Program Changes Male Attitudes About Sexual Violence, Study Finds

June 9, 2015 — In Kenya, where rape and violence against women are rampant, a short educational program produced lasting improvements in teenage boys' and young men's attitudes toward women, a study has ... read more

Sex Differences Aren't Specific to Autism

June 8, 2015 — Behaviors relevant to autism are more frequently observed in boys than in girls, whether they're at risk of autism or not, new research concludes. The study followed a large sample of boys and ... read more

May 28, 2015 — Beatles versus Rolling Stones. Ironman versus the Incredible Hulk. Deep dish versus thin crust. Such differences of opinion among family and friends rarely end in serious squabbles. Let the ... read more

Protecting Women from Multiple Sclerosis

May 28, 2015 — An innocent mistake made by a graduate student in a lab who accidentally used male mice instead of female mice during an experiment, has led scientists to a novel discovery that offers new insight ... read more

Girls Receive Conflicting Career Messages from Media, New Research Shows

May 27, 2015 — Teenage girls like and feel more similar to women in appearance-focused jobs such as models and actresses, though they find female CEOs and military pilots to be better role models, according to a ... read more

Differences in RORA Levels in Brain May Contribute to Autism Sex Bias

May 27, 2015 — An important sex-dependent difference in the level of RORA protein in brain tissues of males and females has been found by scientists. Specifically, females without autism have a slightly higher ... read more

Homely Men Who Misbehave Can't Win for Losing: Attractiveness Influences Online Daters, Jurors

May 27, 2015 — Women tolerate an unattractive man up to a point, but beware if he misbehaves. Then they'll easily shun him, researchers report, after finding that a woman's view of a man is influenced by ... read more

Gender-Science Stereotypes Persist Across the World

May 18, 2015 — The Netherlands had the strongest stereotypes associating science with men more than women, according to a new study that included data from nearly 350,000 people in 66 nations. These stereotypes are ... read more

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