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Can discrimination contribute to feelings of radicalization?
Muslim immigrants who feel marginalized and discriminated against in countries that expect them to integrate into their culture and society are more likely to experience psychological threats to their own significance that could be related to increased support of radicalism, according to new research presented at the American Psychological Association's 125th Annual Convention. (2017-08-05)
UMN researchers describe need for health systems to improve care of gender non-binary patients
A perspective piece authored by UMN Medical School researchers and published in the New England Journal of Medicine uncovers significant healthcare disparities for individuals who identify as neither male nor female or may not identify as having a gender. (2019-01-07)
Young American Latinos report the most discrimination
Although the United States has seen a dramatic increase in Mexican and Latin American immigrants since 1970, a recent study by Penn State researchers is one of the few where perceived discrimination is examined in this population. (2017-06-26)
Discrimination, lack of diversity, & societal risks of data mining highlighted in big data
A special issue of Big Data presents a series of insightful articles that focus on Big Data and Social and Technical Trade-Offs. (2017-06-27)
Support for right to deny service to same-sex couples is fueled not only by religion
Americans are evenly divided on whether a business should be able to deny service to same-sex couples, according to a study by Indiana University Bloomington sociologists. (2017-12-20)
Community factors and social connection may determine whether sexual minority parents view their community as tolerant versus supportive
A new Family Relations study has found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) parents feel more positive about where they live when that place is more legally, politically, and religiously supportive of LGB people; when there are more LGB-friendly employers; and when there are other LBG-headed households. (2017-12-20)
We read emotions based on how the eye sees
We use others' eyes -- whether they're widened or narrowed -- to infer emotional states, and the inferences we make align with the optical function of those expressions, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. (2017-02-22)
Losing sleep over discrimination? 'Everyday discrimination' may contribute to sleep problems
People who perceive more discrimination in daily life have higher rates of sleep problems, based on both subjective and objective measures, reports a study in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. (2016-12-22)
Physician moms are often subject to workplace discrimination
Of the nearly 6,000 physician mothers in the survey, nearly 78 percent reported discrimination of any type. (2017-05-08)
African-American teens' perceptions of racial discrimination
A three-year study of 14-18-year-old African American teens finds that many African American teens consider themselves the victims of racial discrimination. (2009-04-29)
People with disabilities more likely to be arrested
People with disabilities face all sorts of discrimination every day. (2017-11-30)
Pew Research Center: Women and men in stem often at odds over workplace equity
Half of women working in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs report having experienced gender discrimination at work, according to a new Pew Research Center survey examining people's experiences in the workplace and perceptions of fair treatment for women -- as well as racial and ethnic minorities -- in STEM occupations. (2018-01-09)
Should all patients be asked about their sexual orientation?
In late 2017, NHS England released guidelines recommending that health professionals ask all patients about their sexual orientation in order to improve services for non-heterosexual patients, but should they? (2018-01-17)
Blacks with high socioeconomic status less likely to seek mental health care
In her latest research paper Sirry Alang questions why there is a significant unmet need for mental health care among Blacks and identifies solutions among healthcare systems to fix it: teach the history of racism in medicine; and actively seek, privilege and legitimize the narratives of black people. (2019-02-05)
Researchers increase understanding of coarse-to-fine human visual perception
In a recent study published in Neuron, Dr. WANG Wei's lab at the Institute of Neuroscience of the Chinese Academy of Sciences revealed an unexpected neural clustering preserving visual acuity from V1 into V4, enabling the spatiotemporal separation of processing local and global features along the hierarchy. (2018-03-29)
Do terrorist attacks affect ethnic discrimination in the labor market?
Terrorist attacks are known to influence public opinion, but do they also change behaviour? (2018-01-24)
Racism is a public health issue
Racism may be important in the development of illness and countering it should be considered a public health issue, argues a senior psychiatrist in this week's BMJ. (2003-01-09)
Experts call for World Health Organization to rethink 'unacceptable' plans
The World Health Organization (WHO) has been accused of 'washing its hands of older people' in its proposed priorities for future work. (2018-01-04)
Poverty, ethics and discrimination: How culture plays into cognitive research
In a new paper published in Nature Human Behaviour, scientists look at how cognitive research on poverty, ethics and discrimination would be enriched by engaging more with cultural sociology. (2017-11-29)
Science of racism examined in new set of research articles
Psychological scientists describe research on the enduring and often hidden presence of racism at both the interpersonal and societal levels in the June issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science. (2018-06-08)
One in 5 patients report discrimination in health care
The analysis by researchers at UC San Francisco, Stanford University, and UC Berkeley found that discrimination reported by black patients declined significantly over the six-year study period, reducing the difference between blacks and whites from 8.2 percent to 2.5 percent. (2017-12-14)
School climate and diversity may affect students' delinquent behaviors
In a Journal of School Health study, race, sex, perceived peer inclusion, and teacher discrimination were predictors of students' delinquent behaviors. (2018-01-16)
Racial discrimination has different mental health effects on Asians, study shows
The first national study of Asians living in the United States shows that for some individuals, strong ties to their ethnicity can guard against the negative effects of racism. (2008-05-08)
Mu­sic and nat­ive lan­guage in­ter­act in the brain
Finnish speakers showed an advantage in auditory duration processing compared to German speakers in a recent doctoral study on auditory processing of sound in people with different linguistic and musical backgrounds. (2017-11-29)
Study examines adolescents' responses to racism in school
When adolescents read a hypothetical scenario about verbal racism in school, age, ethnicity, cross-group friendships, and ethnic socialization predicted their bystander responses. (2017-06-08)
New tool reflects black men's experiences of police-based discrimination
Researchers have developed a new tool to catalog police and law enforcement interactions with black men, the Police and Law Enforcement (PLE) Scale, with the hope of documenting people's experiences and perceptions of police-based discrimination. (2017-05-03)
Creating diverse schools and workplaces requires inclusion, not just numbers
New research shows when it comes to successfully engaging and including minorities in the workforce and schools, organizations need to focus on inclusion. (2018-03-01)
'Gayborhoods' still home to subtle discrimination
Despite claiming to support gay rights, many straight people who live in traditionally gay neighborhoods still practice subtle forms of discrimination when interacting with their gay and lesbian neighbors. (2018-04-13)
Black + white = Not white
A new study suggests that the so-called 'minority bias' exerts a powerful influence -- important since one in five Americans is expected to identify as multiracial by 2050. (2018-06-14)
Gender roles highlight gender bias in judicial decisions
Judges may be just as biased or even more biased than the general public in deciding court cases where traditional gender roles are challenged, according to a new study published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. (2018-04-03)
Sexism -- it's in his smile
If you want to know what a man's true attitude towards the female sex is, carefully watch how he smiles and chats to her. (2015-03-09)
Muslims face high rates of discrimination in Canada
One in five Muslim Canadians say they have experienced discrimination due to their religion, ethnicity or culture at least once in the past five years. (2018-03-19)
Study: Judges as susceptible to gender bias as laypeople -- and sometimes more so
A new study of trial court judges suggests these arbiters of the law sometimes let their personal ideas about gender roles influence their decision-making. (2018-04-19)
Survey finds reducing stigma attributed to Alzheimer's is vital to prevention research
Stigma associated with Alzheimer's disease may be an obstacle for individuals to seek information about their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and to participate in clinical studies that discover potential therapies. (2018-03-27)
Study examines counseling experiences of transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals
Transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) individuals often encounter discrimination that may compel them to seek mental health services, but some mental health practitioners are inadequately prepared to work with TGNC clients. (2017-09-18)
Concerns rise over transgender violence since the 2016 US presidential election
A national sample of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals reported high levels of concern about violence and discrimination related to the 2016 US Presidential election in a new study. (2018-03-13)
Racism linked to depression and anxiety in youth
An international review led by the University of Melbourne has found children and young people experience poor mental health, depression and anxiety following experiences of racism. (2013-09-17)
Study: Transgender people who are denied mental health care at higher risk of self-harm
When those who identify as transgender are denied mental health care, they stand at higher risk of substance abuse as a coping method. (2018-05-03)
More than meets the tongue
Does orange juice taste sweeter if it's a brighter orange? (2007-02-12)
Systematic review examines walnut consumption on cardiovascular risk factors
An updated systematic review from Harvard University examines 25 years of evidence for the role of walnut consumption on cardiovascular risk factors, including cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, and weight. (2018-07-12)
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