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Effects of gender bias, stereotypes in surgical training
This randomized clinical trial investigated the association between pro-male gender bias and negative stereotypes against women during surgical residency on surgical skills and proactive career development of residents in general surgery training programs. (2020-05-20)
Is video game addiction real?
A recent six-year study, the longest study ever done on video game addiction, found that about 90% of gamers do not play in a way that is harmful or causes negative long-term consequences. (2020-05-13)
People think robots are pretty incompetent and not funny, new study says
Detecting gender bias against robots was the original intent of a study that revealed two surprises: The gender bias didn't appear. (2020-05-05)
Addressing black students' concerns about belonging in college has benefits in adulthood
The benefits of a brief 'social belonging' exercise completed by black students in their first year of college followed them into adulthood, with participants reporting greater career satisfaction, well-being and community involvement almost a decade later. (2020-04-29)
Study uncovers bias and stereotyping when recruiting patients for clinical trials
New research published in CANCER reveals bias and stereotyping among clinical and research professionals who recruit patients to enroll in cancer clinical trials. (2020-03-09)
Collaborating with a team of rivals can resolve conflict -- and advance science
Five social scientists holed up in an Amsterdam hotel for a week with the goal of reaching a scientific consensus on how people form stereotypes. (2020-03-09)
When older people feel excluded at work
Employees over 50 can feel excluded and demotivated in the workplace for various reasons. (2020-03-05)
Caffeine boosts problem-solving ability but not creativity, study indicates
Want to boost creativity? Caffeine may not be the way to go according to a news study by U of A psychologist Darya Zabelina. (2020-03-05)
Changing the debate around obesity
The UK's National Health Service (NHS) needs to do more to address the ingrained stigma and discrimination faced by people with obesity, says a leading health psychologist. (2020-03-03)
Do girls read better than boys? If so, gender stereotypes may be to blame
A new longitudinal study of fifth and sixth graders in Germany examined the relation between classmates' gender stereotypes and individual students' reading outcomes to shed light on how these stereotypes contribute to the gender gap in reading. (2020-02-26)
Majority-minority social-group contact proves negative for the latter
The study, in which the University of Granada participated, was published recently by the journal Nature Human Behavior. (2020-02-06)
Occupational gender bias prevalent in online images, Rutgers study finds
Rutgers researchers say gender bias and stereotypes corresponding to certain occupations are prevalent on digital and social media platforms. (2020-02-03)
Harmful effects of ageism on older persons' health found in 45 countries
In the largest examination to date of the health consequences of ageism, or age-based bias, researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have found evidence that it harms the health of older people in 45 countries and across 5 continents. (2020-01-15)
'Real' rape stereotype may affect child rape trials
New research has found that two factors -- an outdoor location and the presence of a weapon -- have a significant bearing on the verdict of juries in cases of child stranger rape. (2020-01-13)
People view rationality and reasonableness as distinct principles of judgment
When it comes to making sound judgements, most people understand and distinguish that being rational is self-serving and being reasonable is fair and balanced, finds new research from the University of Waterloo. (2020-01-08)
'She' goes missing from presidential language
MIT researchers have found that although a significant percentage of the American public believed the winner of the November 2016 presidential election would be a woman, people rarely used the pronoun 'she' when referring to the next president before the election. (2020-01-08)
Math test score gap between white and non-white students in Brazil due to complex factors
School test scores often show gaps in performance between white and non-white students. (2020-01-02)
Research explores impact of racial discrimination on dating websites for gay, bisexual men
University of Illinois social work professor Ryan Wade is the co-creator of a scale that measures the impact of racialized sexual discrimination on gay and bisexual men of color who encounter it on dating websites and apps. (2019-11-14)
Facial recognition software has a gender problem
A new study of popular facial analysis services found they misidentified trans men as much as 38% of the time, mischaracterized non-binary individuals 100% of the time and appeared to be based on outdated gender stereotypes. (2019-10-29)
Women CEOs judged more harshly than men for corporate ethical failures
People are less likely to support an organization after an ethical failure if the business is led by a woman, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association. (2019-10-24)
Children associate white, but not black, men with 'brilliant' stereotype, new study finds
The stereotype that associates being 'brilliant' with white men more than White women is shared by children regardless of their own race, finds a team of psychology researchers. (2019-10-10)
Bad behavior between moms driven by stereotypes, judgment
Mothers are often their own toughest critics, but new Iowa State University research shows they judge other mothers just as harshly. (2019-10-09)
FSU research: Fear not a factor in gun ownership
Are gun owners more or less afraid than people who do not own guns? (2019-09-25)
Violent video games blamed more often for school shootings by white perpetrators
People are more likely to blame violent video games as a cause of school shootings by white perpetrators than by African-American perpetrators, possibly because of racial stereotypes that associate minorities with violent crime, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. (2019-09-16)
Misperceptions about racial economic progress are pervasive
The vast majority of Americans underestimate the magnitude of economic inequality between Whites and racial minorities, particularly black and Latinx people, new data indicate. (2019-09-16)
Bias against single people affects their cancer treatment
New research reveals the dangerous bias that's been buried in the fine print of academic and medical journals for more than 30 years. (2019-09-09)
Study finds increase in women giving TED talks but not ethnic minorities
Women gave more than half of TED talks in the first half of 2017, up from less than one-third in 2006, according to a new study published in Political Research Exchange. (2019-09-02)
Women are beautiful, men rational
Men are typically described by words that refer to behavior, while adjectives ascribed to women tend to be associated with physical appearance. (2019-08-27)
Even scientists have gender stereotypes ... which can hamper the career of women researchers
However convinced we may be that science is not just for men, the concept of science remains much more strongly associated with masculinity than with femininity in people's minds. (2019-08-26)
Human trafficking victims' unlikeliness to report crimes tied to police officers' bias
Based on researchers' review of human trafficking investigations and interviews with police and service providers in three communities in Northeast, West, and South United States, a new study concluded that victims of human trafficking often do not trust the police and rarely seek their assistance. (2019-08-01)
Using visual imagery to find your true passions
You may think you know what you like -- how to spend your time or what profession to pursue. (2019-07-22)
Women no longer regarded as less competent than men but still seen as less ambitious
Good news for women -- they are no longer regarded as less competent than men on average, according to a nationally representative study of gender stereotypes in the United States. (2019-07-18)
Women now seen as equally as or more competent then men
Women have come a long way in the United States over the last 70 years, to the point where they are now seen as being as competent as men, if not more so, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (2019-07-18)
'Racist police officer' stereotype may become a self-fulfilling prophecy
Belief in the 'racist police officer' stereotype may become a self-fulfilling prophecy for law enforcement officers and lead to increased support for forceful or threatening policing tactics, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (2019-07-15)
Study: Some stereotypes seem to be universally applied to biracial groups in the US
A new Northwestern University study has found evidence that there are some stereotypes that seem to be universally applied to biracial groups in the U.S. (2019-07-08)
Ageism reduced by education, intergenerational contact
Researchers at Cornell University have shown for the first time that it is possible to reduce ageist attitudes, prejudices and stereotypes through education and intergenerational contact. (2019-06-21)
Millennials are 'canaries in the coalmine' for toxic economic trends
A new report by Stanford scholars lays out the problems US millennials face as a result of decades-long rising inequality. (2019-06-10)
Are hormones a 'female problem' for animal research?
Women, but not men, are often still described as 'hormonal' or 'emotional,' an outdated stereotype that poses a critical problem for public health, writes Rebecca Shansky in this Perspective. (2019-05-30)
Study questions European Parliament's perception as champion of gender equality
The European Parliament is often viewed as the most democratic and gender equal decision-making institution of the European Union. (2019-05-22)
Young adults distressed by labels of narcissism, entitlement
Young adults both believe and react negatively to messages that members of their age group are more entitled and narcissistic than other living generations, suggests new research presented by Joshua Grubbs of Bowling Green State University, Ohio, and colleagues in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on May 15, 2019. (2019-05-15)
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