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October 4, 2015

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October 4, 2015

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

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

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

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

Women in Poor Areas Twice as Likely to Develop Clinical Anxiety as Men

Aug. 31, 2015 — Women living in poor areas in the UK are almost twice as likely to develop clinical anxiety as women in richer areas. However, whether men lived in poorer or richer areas made no difference to their ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — Men who buy sex have less empathy for women in prostitution than men who don't buy sex and are more likely to report having committed rape and other acts of sexual aggression, according to a new ... read more

Testosterone Changes Brain Structures in Female-to-Male Transsexuals

Aug. 31, 2015 — Brain imaging shows that testosterone therapy given as part of sex reassignment changes the brain structures and the pathway associated with speech and verbal fluency. This result supports research ... read more

Aug. 27, 2015 — A new study found that three times as many female high school students were interested in enrolling in a computer science class if the classroom was designed to be less 'geeky' and more ... read more

Covert and Overt Forms of Sexism Are Equally Damaging to Working Women

Aug. 27, 2015 — Frequent sexist wisecracks, comments and office cultures where women are ignored are just as damaging to women as single instances of sexual coercion and unwanted sexual attention, according to a new ... read more

Silence at the Water-Cooler: The Impact of Same-Sex Marriage in the Workplace

Aug. 26, 2015 — Workplace reactions to same-sex relationships suggest that legal recognition has done little to erode the marginalization many LGB people face, new research from a sociologist concludes. Researchers ... read more

Romantic Opportunities Appear to Influence Women's Sexual Identities, but Not Men's

Aug. 25, 2015 — Romantic opportunities appear to influence women's sexual identities -- but not men's, suggests a new ... read more

Men Who Feel They Fall Short of 'Masculine' Gender Norms May Be Prone to Violence

Aug. 24, 2015 — Men whose image of themselves falls short of the traditional masculine gender norms, and who feel that others think this about them too, may be more prone to violence than men who feel comfortable in ... read more

Women in Mostly Male Workplaces Exhibit Psychological Stress Response

Aug. 24, 2015 — Today's workforce is highly sex-segregated -- for example, most elementary school teachers are women, while most chemistry professors are men. Researchers examine one important consequence of ... read more

Lightness/darkness of Skin Affects Male Immigrants' Likelihood of Gaining Employment

Aug. 24, 2015 — Skin color is a significant factor in the probability of employment for male immigrants to the United States, according to a new ... read more

Unlike Boys, Girls Lose Friends for Having Sex, Gain Friends for Making out

Aug. 24, 2015 — Early adolescent girls lose friends for having sex and gain friends for 'making out,' while their male peers lose friends for 'making out' and gain friends for having sex, finds a ... read more

How Nations' Policies Affect Mothers' Ability to Balance Work-Family Life

Aug. 23, 2015 — When it comes to supporting working mothers, the United States' work-family welfare policies leave much to be desired, according to a comparative study of working mothers in multiple ... read more

Want a Better Relationship and a Better Sex Life?

Aug. 23, 2015 — If men take up more of the child-care duties, splitting them equally with their female partners, heterosexual couples have more satisfaction with their relationships and their sex lives, according to ... read more

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