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July 23, 2016

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July 23, 2016

Diversifying Clinical Science to Represent Diverse Populations

July 20, 2016 — Despite increasing attention to issues of diversity in scientific research, participant populations in behavioral science tend to be relatively homogeneous. A special series in Clinical Psychological ... read more

Negative Stereotypes Affect Female Soccer Performance

July 14, 2016 — Subjecting female soccer players to a negative stereotype about their abilities reduced their dribbling speed significantly, according to a new study. The results demonstrate the impact negative ... read more

Stress Relief by 'Comfort Foods' May Vary Between Sexes and Across the Estrous Cycle

July 12, 2016 — Researchers have found that the brain networks that mediate stress relief after eating highly palatable foods may vary between males and females, and may also depend on the stage of the estrous ... read more

Faking to Finish: Some Women Feign Sexual Pleasure to End 'Bad' Sex

July 8, 2016 — When talking about troubling sexual encounters some women mention faking sexual pleasure to speed up their male partner’s orgasm and ultimately end ... read more

Findings Show Gender, Not Race, a Factor in College Engineering Dropouts

June 29, 2016 — Researchers are exploring how ethnic and gender variables affect retention rates, goal setting and satisfaction among engineering students. Preliminary findings in the middle of this five-year study ... read more

Blue-Collar Training in High School Leaves Women Behind

June 29, 2016 — What's the best way to prepare high schoolers for jobs in the 21st century? Education leaders and the general public have been debating this question with more heat in recent years, clashing ... read more

Adolescent Girls Choose to Drink at Lower Blood Alcohol Concentrations

June 25, 2016 — Gender and a family history of alcoholism (FH) are two genetically determined factors known to affect someone’s risk for developing alcohol-use disorders (AUDs). Adolescence is also a critical ... read more

Early Behavior Problems Impact Long-Term Educational Attainment More for Boys Than Girls

June 22, 2016 — Behavioral problems in early childhood have a larger negative effect on high school and college completion rates for boys than girls, which partially explains the substantial gender gap in ... read more

Some Women's Retirement Plan: Rely on Prince Charming

June 22, 2016 — Women believe that somehow, Prince Charming will arrange for their financial security in their Golden Years. Women workers often rely on future spouses to organize their retirement finances, rather ... read more

Infidelity Perceptions Differ Between Men and Women

June 21, 2016 — New research has uncovered the different ways in which men and women perceive ... read more

Disney Princesses: Not Brave Enough, Say Researchers

June 20, 2016 — Gendered behavior can become problematic if girls avoid important learning experiences. A new article looks at how Disney Princesses play a ... read more

Major Differences Between Women and Men Who Commit Deadly Violence

June 17, 2016 — Women who commit deadly violence are different in many ways from male perpetrators, both in terms of the most common victims, the way in which the murder is committed, the place where it is carried ... read more

Dividing the Spoils of Cooperation

June 17, 2016 — When choosing unrelated male partners for cooperative ventures, men value productivity as well as generosity and trustworthiness, new research ... read more

Study Offers Explanation for Why Women Leave Engineering

June 15, 2016 — Women who go to college intending to become engineers stay in the profession less often than men. Why is this? While multiple reasons have been offered in the past, a new study develops a novel ... read more

Why Some Bisexual Men Stay in the Closet

June 9, 2016 — Research examined the reasons why men who have had sex with both men and women choose not to disclose their sexual orientation -- particularly to their wives and girlfriends. Results show that men ... read more

Being Female Increases Stroke Hospitalization Risk by 23% in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

June 9, 2016 — A 15 year study in 1.1 million patients with atrial fibrillation has found that women are 23% more likely to be hospitalized for acute ischemic stroke than ... read more

Chivalry Is Not Dead When It Comes to Morality

June 8, 2016 — We're more likely to sacrifice a man than a woman when it comes to both saving the lives of others and in pursuing our self-interests, a team of psychology researchers has ... read more

Study Highlights Multiple Factors of ADHD Medication Use

June 8, 2016 — Youth who take Ritalin, Adderall or other stimulant medications for ADHD over an extended period of time early in life are no more at risk for substance abuse in later adolescence than teens without ... read more

June 8, 2016 — Boys high in cognitive empathy attracted an average of 1.8 more girl friendships than low empathy counterparts, as revealed by a landmark ... read more

June 8, 2016 — When the researchers asked people to cooperate with a partner, then tracked the brain activity of both participants, they found that males and females had different patterns of shared brain ... read more

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