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November 27, 2015

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November 27, 2015

Prescription Painkillers Source of Addiction for Most Women

Nov. 9, 2015 — More than half (52%) of women and a third (38%) of men reported doctor-prescribed painkillers as their first contact with opioid drugs, a family of drugs which include prescription medicines such ... read more

Marriage Has Morphed Into a Means of Supporting Intensive Investments in Children

Nov. 9, 2015 — Marriage as an institution is not what it used to be. Since the 1950s, the number of couple exchanging "I dos" has dropped steadily. And while most Americans do marry at some point in their ... read more

Sexism Rules in the Voting Booth Unless Voters Have More Information

Nov. 9, 2015 — Female candidates have to be more qualified than their male opponents to prevail in an election because many people don’t see women as leaders, according to research that reveals hidden bias that ... read more

Business as Plan B

Nov. 5, 2015 — Research by a sociologist suggests family leave policies have a significant impact on women's entrepreneurial ... read more

Who's the 'Enviest' of Them All?

Nov. 4, 2015 — Young adults are more envious than older adults, a new paper suggests. They are more envious over looks and for a wider range of other reasons, too. It also appears that both men and women are more ... read more

Virtual Selves Can Help Boost Better Real World Health, Exercise Habits

Nov. 4, 2015 — Customizing an avatar to better resemble its human user may lead to improved health and exercise behaviors, according to a team of ... read more

Military Sexual Trauma: Prevalent and Under-Treated

Nov. 3, 2015 — Rates of military sexual trauma among men who served in the military may be as much as 15 times higher than has been previously reported, largely because of barriers associated with stigma, beliefs ... read more

Fair Division of Chores Leads to Better Sex Life, Study Suggests

Nov. 2, 2015 — Looking for more and better sex? If you're a man, you might consider doing the dishes once in a while. A new Canadian study reveals that couples enjoyed more frequent and satisfying sex for both ... read more

Anti-Smoking Messages Can Backfire, Research Suggests

Nov. 2, 2015 — Public health policies targeted at smokers may actually have the opposite effect for some people trying to quit, according to new evidence that indicates that stigmatizing smoking can, in some cases, ... read more

New Technology Can Mine Data from Instagram to Monitor Teenage Drinking Patterns

Oct. 28, 2015 — Instagram could offer a novel way of monitoring the drinking habits of teenagers. Using photos and text from Instagram, a team of researchers has shown that this data can not only expose patterns of ... read more

New Study Compares Mothers, Fathers Who Kill Their Children

Oct. 28, 2015 — A recognized expert on homicide and a longtime member of Canada's first Domestic Violence Death Review Committee has conducted one of the most extensive reviews of filicide (the killing of a ... read more

Oct. 27, 2015 — Women are more likely than men to have a bachelor's degree and a white-collar job, yet continue to earn less than their male counterparts, finds a new study spanning two generations in the ... read more

Angry Men Gain Influence, Angry Women Lose Influence, Study Shows

Oct. 26, 2015 — There have been many efforts toward making juries more diverse and representative of the population. Now that we have more women and racial minorities represented on juries the question becomes: do ... read more

Oct. 26, 2015 — The potential negative impact of games receives a lot of media coverage, yet new research illustrates how games can have a positive impact in our society. The researchers use a new approach in game ... read more

Do Women Place Less Importance on Their Careers Than Men? Professor Rebuts Common Misconception

Oct. 23, 2015 — A new study analyzed data collected from employees in 11 countries to determine if gender differences in career centrality — the importance of one’s career to their identity — exist, and ... read more

Does Living in the United States Promote Teenage Risk Taking?

Oct. 20, 2015 — Teenagers are known for taking unnecessary risks, from reckless driving to smoking marijuana, but some seek out risky experiences more than others. A new study of sensation-seeking behavior shows ... read more

New Study Explores Gender Bias in Academic Hiring

Oct. 20, 2015 — When all else is equal between highly qualified candidates for entry-level faculty positions, professors in academic science overwhelmingly prefer women over men, researchers previously found in ... read more

Healthcare: How Stereotypes Hurt

Oct. 20, 2015 — Warning: Stereotypes may be harmful to patients' health. An American national study has found people who encountered the threat of being judged by negative stereotypes related to weight, age, ... read more

Racial Bias in Crosswalks? Study Says Yes

Oct. 16, 2015 — African-American pedestrians waited longer than whites before drivers yielded, concludes an American study. Now these researchers will turn their attention to gender to see if similar differences ... read more

Successful Intervention Boosts Gender Diversity of STEM Faculty

Oct. 14, 2015 — Using a three-step intervention derived from self-determination theory, an interdisciplinary team of researchers has demonstrated a potential means of substantially increasing gender diversity in ... read more

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