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July 2, 2015

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July 2, 2015

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 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

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

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

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

Lower Depression, Better Mental Health During the Great Recession, National Study Finds

May 13, 2015 — Americans had fewer depression diagnoses and better mental health during the Great Recession (2007-09) compared to pre-recession, according to a study. This large, American study also showed that ... read more

May 13, 2015 — Men who wear red clothes send out a signal that they are angry and aggressive, in much the same way as if their face had reddened, new research suggests. This study is believed to be the first into ... read more

New Insights Into the Male Bias of Autism

May 13, 2015 — Male toddlers with autism have significant structural differences in their brains compared to females with the condition, according to research. The new work is looking at the links between ... read more

Research Finds Differences in the Brains and Behavior of Girls and Boys With Autism

May 13, 2015 — Differences in the underlying biology of children's brains and behavior has been identified through a study on a large cohort of preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder. The findings may help ... read more

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Linked to Eating Disorders

May 12, 2015 — Transgender and non-transgender lesbian, gay and bisexual students are at greater risk for eating disorders, finds a new study. The study used data from the American College Health ... read more

Bathroom Graffiti: From Phallic Doodles and Insults to Humor, Satire and Supportive Messages

May 12, 2015 — A new article examines how men and women express masculinity and femininity in the seemingly private and anonymous spaces of public ... read more

Sweet Fat Acceptance? Online Fat Acceptance and the Body Beautiful

May 11, 2015 — Media and healthcare institutions have long commanded that the ideal and desirable body shape should be thin. If you are fat are you irresponsibly risking your health? Will you ever be able to look ... read more

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