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February 14, 2016

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February 14, 2016

Parental Preference for Boys Damages Girls’ Self-Esteem and Happiness

Feb. 5, 2016 — While most studies of parental sex discrimination explore the devastating social and demographic effects of a cultural preference for boys, a new study examines its psychological effects on the girls ... read more

Women More Sensitive to Irksome Behavior Than Men

Feb. 2, 2016 — Women may be friendlier than men, but that doesn't mean they like putting up with jerks, suggests a new report. A new study shows that women are more likely than men to get irked at irritating ... read more

Media Narratives Counter Prejudice Attitudes

Jan. 30, 2016 — Research from several personality and social psychologists show that entertainment media with positive content or conciliatory messages can contribute to positive relationships between members of ... read more

State Gun Ownership Rates Linked to Murders of Women

Jan. 26, 2016 — Women in states with higher rates of gun ownership are at greater risk of being killed by people they know than those in states where a smaller percentage of people own guns. And ownership rates ... read more

Bullying Hinders Positive Youth Development for Sexual-Minority Youth

Jan. 25, 2016 — When compared with their heterosexual peers, sexual-minority youth score lower on key indicators of positive youth development -- and those disparities may be due in part to more bullying of these ... read more

Gaming Advances Swedish Teenagers’ English Writing Skills

Jan. 21, 2016 — A new study reveals that there are positive relations between gaming and English writing skills. The study focused on essays that students wrote in 9th grade as part of the national test in English. ... read more

Is Level of Education the Key Factor in Finding a Match Through Online Dating?

Jan. 19, 2016 — When assessing a future partner, do we rank education as important criteria for success of the match? Age, appearance, intelligence, social status and chemistry are fundamental. But, is education up ... read more

Girls Should Expect Poorer Physics Grades, New Report Suggests

Jan. 11, 2016 — Secondary school physics teachers with little teaching experience handed out significantly poorer grades to girls than boys for the exact same performance. This was the conclusion drawn by a learning ... read more

Researchers With Children: A Disadvantage in Academia

Jan. 11, 2016 — Both male and female researchers with children struggle to combine career and family. The competition is coming more and more from international researchers who don’t have children or access to ... read more

Male Workers in Typically Female Jobs Are Not Motivated by Money

Jan. 6, 2016 — Men in typically female-dominated occupations tend to value the social aspects of their career over financial rewards, researchers ... read more

Autism and Friendship: It's Different for Girls

Jan. 5, 2016 — Autistic girls are more socially motivated and have more intimate friendships than autistic boys, but are not as good as girls without autism at recognizing conflict in those friendships, new ... read more

Wage Gap Could Explain Why Women Are More Likely to Be Anxious, Depressed Than Men

Jan. 5, 2016 — The odds of major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder were markedly greater among women who earned less than their male counterparts, with whom they were matched on education and ... read more

Self-Esteem Gender Gap More Pronounced in Western Nations

Jan. 4, 2016 — People worldwide tend to gain self-esteem as they grow older, and men generally have higher levels of self-esteem than women, but this self-esteem gender gap is more pronounced in Western ... read more

New Study Tests Three-Step Intervention to Increase Faculty Gender Diversity in STEM

Dec. 21, 2015 — Workforce homogeneity limits creativity, discovery, and job satisfaction; nonetheless, eighty-one percent of US science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) university faculty members are men. ... read more

Men Also Recommend Getting Help for Depression

Dec. 17, 2015 — Participants in a national survey read a scenario describing someone who had depressed symptoms. Men recommended talking to someone about their problems just as much as women ... read more

Sex Differences in Brain May Underlie Neurodevelopmental Disorders More Common in Males

Dec. 10, 2015 — Female infants have larger gray-matter volumes than males around the temporal-parietal junction of the brain, research shows. This brain region is important for processing of social information that ... read more

Imbalanced Gender Ratios Could Affect Views About Casual Sex and Hook-Up Culture

Dec. 9, 2015 — The greater proportion of women than men on college campuses may contribute to a hook-up culture where women are more willing to engage in casual sex and are more aggressive toward other desirable ... read more

Dec. 7, 2015 — Researchers studied women and men using fMRI during wayfinding tasks in a recently learned virtual environment. Men consistently performed better than women. When women were given a drop of ... read more

Live Together or Get Married? Study Finds Similar Emotional Benefits

Dec. 3, 2015 — When it comes to emotional health, young couples -- especially women -- do just as well moving in together as they do getting married, according to a new national ... read more

Window Into Women's Sexuality

Dec. 2, 2015 — Heterosexual women have more diverse patterns of sexual response than previously reported, new research shows. Among women, say the authors, there is significant diversity among women in their sexual ... read more

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