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August 25, 2016

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August 25, 2016

Teens in Therapeutic Boarding School Adopt Atypical Gender Behaviors to Reassert Dominance

Aug. 20, 2016 — While studying the rapid growth of the therapeutic boarding school industry, an expert observed that troubled young men in at least one program most often displayed a type of 'hybrid ... read more

Being the Primary Breadwinner Is Bad for Men's Psychological Well-Being and Health

Aug. 19, 2016 — Gendered expectations in marriage are not just bad for women, they are also bad for men, according to a new ... read more

Can Cell Phones Make You Feel Less Connected to Your Friends and Family?

Aug. 17, 2016 — Researchers surveyed 493 students, ranging in age from 18-29, to see whether cell phone use, including texting and talking, was associated with feeling socially connected to their parents and peers. ... read more

Despite Expectations of Privacy, One in Four Share Sexts, Study Finds

Aug. 4, 2016 — A new study from Indiana University researchers shows that although most people who engage in sexting expect their messages to remain private, nearly one in four people are sharing the sexual ... read more

Compromise Nearly Guaranteed When a Woman Is Involved in Decision-Making Pairs

July 28, 2016 — Compromise always occurs among two decision makers when a woman is involved (female pairs or mixed gender pairs) because compromise is consistent with feminine norms. It hardly ever occurs when the ... read more

In France, Hiring Biases Slightly Favor Women in Male-Dominated STEM Fields

July 28, 2016 — Women enjoy a slight advantage over men when applying to become science teachers in France, a new study ... read more

Study Finds Couples' Division of Paid, Unpaid Labor Linked to Risk of Divorce

July 28, 2016 — Financial factors, including couples' overall resources and wives' ability to support themselves in the event of a divorce, are not predictive of whether marriages last. Rather, it is ... read more

Adolescent Drinking Damages Later Verbal Learning and Memory Performance

July 27, 2016 — Adolescence is both a time of rapid neurobiological changes and of the initiation of drinking – alcohol is the most commonly used substance among students in grades eight to 12. Binge-drinking ... read more

First Field Trial Supports Removing Transgender Diagnosis from Mental Disorders Chapter Within WHO Classification

July 26, 2016 — It would be appropriate to remove the diagnosis of transgender from its current classification as a mental disorder, according to a study conducted in Mexico City. The study is the first field trial ... read more

Significant Pain Increases the Risk of Opioid Addiction by 41 Percent

July 22, 2016 — What do we really know about the relationship between the experience of pain and risk of developing opioid use disorder? Results from a recent study -- the first to directly address this question -- ... read more

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

July 20, 2016 — Many couples find that their sexual desire has dwindled over time. It's not unusual for partners who could not keep their hands off each to gradually lose interest. But new research indicates ... read more

Men More Aggressive on Dating Sites, Women More Self-Conscious

July 19, 2016 — Using data collected from Baihe, one of the largest dating websites in China, researchers developed a reciprocal recommendation system that better matches users who are mutually interested in and ... 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

Calculus I Factors Women out of STEM Degrees

July 13, 2016 — It's no secret that Calculus I is a major hurdle in the quest for a science degree. But, according to a new paper, the class is far more likely to discourage women than men from continuing on in ... read more

Workplace Climate, Not Women's 'Nature,' Responsible for Gender-Based Job Stress

July 12, 2016 — A study by a sociologist subjected both men and women to the negative social conditions that many women report experiencing in male-dominated occupations. The result: men showed the same ... 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

Academic Female Physicians Paid Less Than Male Counterparts

July 11, 2016 — Female academic physicians at public medical schools had lower average salaries than their male counterparts, a disparity that was only partly accounted for by age, experience, medical specialty, ... 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

Antidepressants: Treatment for Bad Marriages?

July 7, 2016 — Psychiatrists nearly always responded with prescriptions for antidepressants when clients complained of bad marriages, according to a new study spanning 20 years at an American medical center. The ... read more

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