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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

Apr. 16, 2015 — A student was listening to a lecture on a commonly held trope about negotiation -- that women are bad at it -- but the conventional wisdom didn’t fit with her experience at all. She did some new ... read more

Faculty in Doctoral Programs More Responsive to White Male Prospective Students, Research Finds

Apr. 16, 2015 — Faced with requests to meet with potential doctoral students of easily identifiable gender, race or ethnicity, faculty in almost every academic discipline are significantly more responsive to white ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — A new study assesses how accurately gender representations in online image search results for 45 different occupations -- from CEO to telemarketer to engineer -- match reality. Exposure to skewed ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — Scientists have found a signal in the brain that reflects young children's aversion to members of the opposite sex (the 'cooties' effect) and also their growing interest in ... read more

Sex Crimes More Common in Certain Families

Apr. 9, 2015 — Close relatives of men convicted of sexual offenses commit similar offenses themselves more frequently than comparison subjects. This is due to genetic factors rather than shared family environment, ... read more

Gay, Lesbian Job Seekers Face Discrimination

Apr. 8, 2015 — Discrimination of gay and lesbian job seekers is commonplace within both private firms and the public sector in the UK, new research ... read more

Apr. 7, 2015 — While other studies have shown that stress and negative marital quality can influence mortality and blood pressure, there has not been research that discussed how it might affect married couples over ... read more

Teams With a Critical Mass of Women Lets Them 'Lean In' and Aim for Science Careers

Apr. 6, 2015 — For years, educators and have sounded an alarm about the fact that fewer girls and women enter STEM fields than their male peers, and more girls and women leave. Now a team reports one promising ... read more

Women Smokers Concerned About Weight Are Less Likely to Try to Quit

Apr. 6, 2015 — Women who believe smoking helps them manage their weight are less likely to try quitting in response to anti-smoking policies than other female smokers in the U.S. A new study is the first to find ... read more

Gender Difference in Moral Judgments Rooted in Emotion, Not Reasoning, Study Finds

Apr. 3, 2015 — Men, relative to women, show a stronger preference for utilitarian over deontological judgments, according to a new meta-analysis of 40 studies. This gender difference in moral decisions is caused by ... read more

Bullied Girls, but Not Boys, Benefit from Mom's Support

Apr. 1, 2015 — Children who are bullied become tolerant of aggressive and antisocial behavior, such as cheating, lying or being cruel to others. But can a mother's affection and communication with the child ... read more

Alcohol-Related Cues, Stress Strongly Impact Females and Increase 'Craving'-Like Behavior

Apr. 1, 2015 — A study conducted in rats measuring risk factors that contribute to alcohol abuse suggests females are particularly sensitive to alcohol-related cues and stress which elicits a “craving” ... read more

People in MTV Docusoaps Are More Ideal Than Real: Obese Characters Are No-Shows in 'Reality' Programs

Mar. 31, 2015 — More midriff, cleavage and muscle is seen in MTV's popular television docusoaps such as The Real World, Jersey Shore or Laguna Beach than in the average American household. Semi-naked brawny ... read more

Stereotypes Lower Math Performance in Women, but Effects Go Unrecognized

Mar. 26, 2015 — A new study suggests that gender stereotypes about women's ability in mathematics negatively impact their performance. And in a significant twist, both men and women wrongly believe those ... read more

Mar. 26, 2015 — In popular culture, the phrase "battle of the sexes" seems to pit the male hormone (testosterone) against the female (estrogen). Now a researcher has documented a way in which the two ... read more

Just Slip out the Back, Jack: Are Humans Hardwired to Break-Up and Move On?

Mar. 25, 2015 — When it comes to romantic relationships, a research review article suggests humans are wired to break-up and move on. Drawing largely upon the field of evolutionary psychology, they say men and women ... read more

Pay Gap Between Male and Female Registered Nurses Has Not Narrowed

Mar. 24, 2015 — An analysis of the trends in salaries of registered nurses (RNs) in the United States from 1988 through 2013 finds that male RNs outearned female RNs across settings, specialties, and positions, with ... read more

Identifying How Drinking Contexts and Youth Characteristics Change Over Time

Mar. 17, 2015 — Certain contexts are associated with specific negative drinking-related outcomes. A new study examines associations between drinking contexts and youth characteristics over time. Findings indicate ... read more

Senior Citizens Increasingly Satisfied With Their Sex Lives

Mar. 17, 2015 — Senior citizens have experienced a considerable improvement in their sex lives since the 1970s. Six out of every ten women and seven out of every ten men over 70 are highly satisfied with their sex ... read more

Actresses Must Be Picky About With Whom They Work to Survive in Movie Industry

Mar. 12, 2015 — Actresses need to be pickier than men about with whom they work if they want to survive in the movie industry, suggests a new ... read more

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