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October 14, 2015

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October 14, 2015

Research Shows Diversity Can Improve Stores' Sales Performance

Oct. 13, 2015 — Matching levels of racial diversity between store employees and the surrounding community impacts the store unit's sales performance, according to a new ... read more

Women and Men React Differently to Infidelity, Study Shows

Oct. 8, 2015 — A recent Norwegian study shows that men and women react differently to various types of infidelity. Whereas men are most jealous of sexual infidelity, so-called emotional infidelity is what makes ... read more

Depression Can Lead to Work Disability

Oct. 5, 2015 — In Norway, men suffering from depression are three times more likely to become work disabled than non-sufferers. This risk is only twice as great for women. Now researchers have carried out a study ... read more

Players Object to Extreme Physique of Video Game Characters

Oct. 2, 2015 — A researcher surveyed video game players about their views of characters with unrealistic bodies and found that they objected to the exaggerated and highly sexualized physiques in the ... read more

Online Affairs Can Be Addictive, New Study Finds

Oct. 1, 2015 — A new study by psychology academics is the first in the UK to explore the impact of internet infidelity among those with real experience of it and sees how it is directly affecting 21st century ... read more

The Media Love Men... Bad News for Women

Oct. 1, 2015 — Five out of every six names that appear in the media today are those of men, a research team has discovered. That's because the media focuses nearly exclusively on individuals at the top of ... read more

Math and Me: Children Who Identify With Math Get Higher Scores

Sep. 30, 2015 — How strongly children identify with math (their math 'self-concept') can be used to predict how high they will score on a standardized test of math achievement, according to a new ... read more

More Obesity Among the Less Educated in Rich Countries

Sep. 30, 2015 — In rich countries, obesity is more common among the lower educated, whilst in poor countries, obesity is more common among the higher educated, confirms new research. Previous studies have shown that ... read more

New Methods for Collecting Forensic DNA to Combat Sexual Violence in Conflict

Sep. 29, 2015 — A new project aims to empower victims and support prosecutions in cases of sexual violence in conflict zones. The project will explore new methods for collecting forensic DNA evidence in cases of ... read more

Men More Likely to Be Seen as 'Creative Thinkers'

Sep. 28, 2015 — People tend to associate the ability to think creatively with stereotypical masculine qualities, according to new research. The findings suggest that the work and achievements of men tend to be ... read more

Do Women Experience Negative Emotions Differently Than Men?

Sep. 23, 2015 — Women react differently to negative images compared to men, which may be explained by subtle differences in brain function. This neurobiological explanation for women’s apparent greater sensitivity ... read more

Twin Study Suggests Genetic Factors Contribute to Insomnia in Adults

Sep. 16, 2015 — A new study of twins suggests that insomnia in adults is partially explained by genetic factors, and this heritability is higher in females than in males. According to the authors, this is the first ... read more

A 'Trans-Moment': The Case of Jenner and Dolezal

Sep. 16, 2015 — Until quite recently, society has accepted the definition of a ‘trans’ person to be most closely associated with gender identity. This has been most notably encapsulated in the media by the ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — A new study based on longitudinal data confirms a college degree provides an advantage in lifetimes earnings, but a related decision once students make it to college could prove to be even more ... read more

Sex Differences in Academic Faculty Rank, Institutional Support for Biomedical Research

Sep. 15, 2015 — Women are less likely than men to be full professors at US medical schools, and receive less start-up support from their institutions for biomedical research, according to two new ... read more

Snapshot of Americans' Knowledge of Science

Sep. 10, 2015 — There are substantial differences among Americans when it comes to knowledge and understanding of science topics, especially by educational levels as well as by gender, age, race and ethnicity, ... read more

Men and Women With Autism Have 'Extreme Male' Scores on the 'Eyes Test' of Mindreading

Sep. 7, 2015 — Scientists have completed the largest ever study of people with autism taking the 'Reading the Mind in the Eyes' test. Whilst typical adults showed the predicted and now well-established ... read more

Girls, Boys With Autism Differ in Behavior, Brain Structure

Sep. 3, 2015 — A study of about 800 children with autism found gender differences in a core feature of the disorder, as well as in the youngsters' brain structures. Girls with autism display less repetitive ... read more

Bisexual and Questioning Women Have Higher Risk of Eating Disorders

Sep. 2, 2015 — Young women who are attracted to both sexes or who are unsure about who they are attracted to are more likely to develop an eating disorder than those attracted to only one sex, according to a new ... read more

Forgiving Others Protects Women from Depression, but Not Men

Sep. 1, 2015 — Researchers studied how different facets of forgiveness affected aging adults' feelings of depression. The researchers found older women who forgave others were less likely to report depressive ... read more

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