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July 30, 2015

Managers: Beware of Gender Faultlines

July 23, 2015 — Do you have gender 'faultlines' in your organization? New research suggests that such fissures appear when gender differences solidify into cliques. And this tends to occur when members of ... read more

Men May Feel More Threatened by Female Bosses, Research Finds

July 10, 2015 — Men are more threatened by female supervisors and become more assertive in advocating for themselves in negotiation exercises, new social psychology research has found. Self-assertive behavior by men ... read more

Patent Filings by Women Have Risen Fastest in Academia, Finds Study

July 8, 2015 — The number of women across the globe filing patents with the US Patent and Trade Office over the past 40 years has risen fastest within academia compared to all other sectors of the innovation ... read more

Men More Likely to Achieve Targets If They Are Set Goals

July 8, 2015 — Men are more receptive to goals in the workplace than women, new research reveals. Using a timed addition task, researchers examined the effect of non-binding goals -- where no monetary rewards or ... read more

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

July 7, 2015 — New research has identified the neural circuit in the brain of the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) that is responsible for detecting a taste pheromone, which controls the decision of male flies ... read more

Childhood Stress Fuels Weight Gain in Women

July 7, 2015 — When it comes to weight gain for women, childhood stress appears to be a bigger culprit than stress during adulthood, finds an American national study. Interestingly, though, neither childhood nor ... read more

Statins Linked to Lower Aggression in Men, but Higher in Women

July 1, 2015 — In the first randomized trial to look at statin effects on behavior, researchers report that aggressive behavior typically declined among men placed on statins (compared to placebo), but typically ... read more

The Public's Political Views Are Strongly Linked to Attitudes on Environmental Issues

July 1, 2015 — This report examines the general public's views on a range of science-related topics and explores the degree to which political views, educational attainment, religion and demographic factors ... 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

What Effect Does Marijuana Really Have on Weight Gain? It's Complicated

June 30, 2015 — While cannabis alters the functions of neurobiological circuits controlling appetite, its effect on weight gain is complex since several factors appear to be involved. The main finding of the study ... 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

Supportive Close Friendship Helps Boys, Girls Overcome Adversity

June 24, 2015 — Young people from low-income areas typically face substantial challenges to good physical health, mental health, academic achievement and employment. A single supportive close friendship can help ... read more

Disgust Dampens Women's Sexual Arousal More Than Fear

June 24, 2015 — Being disgusted is a bigger passion killer for women than fear, according to new research. This study is the first to compare how sexually aroused women are after being exposed to disgust and other ... 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

Men Think They Are Maths Experts, Therefore They Are

June 23, 2015 — Just because more men pursue careers in science and engineering does not mean they are actually better at math than women are. The difference is that men think they are much better at math than they ... read more

Manning Up: Men May Overcompensate When Their Masculinity Is Threatened

June 22, 2015 — Societal norms dictating that men should be masculine are powerful. A new study finds that men who believe they fall short of those ideals might reassert their masculinity in small but significant ... 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

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