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ACSM, Gender, Strength, American College of Sports Medicine, Fatigue

Gender Differences Matter When It Comes to Exercise Fatigue

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Latest Research Highlights from ACSM

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Gender, Gender Inequalities, Cognition and Gender

Attention, Please! Gaps in Gender Equality May Fuel Disparities in Cognitive Achievement

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Slight gender variations in attention scores have been well documented, but a new study from Harvard Medical School suggests that these minor gaps widen significantly in places with lower gender equality. The findings, published Nov. 1 in PLOS One, reveal that gender variations in performance of tasks that require participants to exercise sustained attention control are closely tied to gender equality by country.

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Working Women, equal pay, Motherhood Penalty

Taking Time-Off Work to Raise Children is Damaging to the Careers of Highly Skilled, High Earning Women

Mothers who leave work to raise children often sacrifice more than the pay for their time off; when they come back their wages reflect lost raises.

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Medical Research, Sex, Gender, pharmacology and therapeutics

Sex, Gender, or Both in Medical Research

Only a minority of medical studies take sex and gender into account when analyzing and reporting research results. Dr. Cara Tannenbaum (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) and Dr. Janine Austin Clayton, (National Institutes of Health, USA), have written a Viewpoint article published in JAMA highlighting the problem.

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Men's Brains Are Found to Be More Greedy Than Women's

It has long been known to science that women find it easier than men to multitask and switch between tasks. But identifying exactly which areas of male and female brains respond differently and why has so far been unclear.

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Brain, Neuroscience, Cognition, Facial Recognition, Gender Differences

Finally, a Type of Face That Men Recognize Better Than Women

A study using Barbies and Transformers finds that men are better at recognizing Transformer faces while women are better at recognizing Barbie faces, supporting the theory that experience plays an important role in facial recognition.

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Study Provides Insight Into Children’s Race and Gender Identities

Research from the University of Washington found that children aged 7 to 12 rate gender as more important than race — and that their perceptions of both are a complex mix of personal and societal influences.

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Real Men Don't Say 'Cute'

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Psychologists tap big data and Twitter to analyze the accuracy of stereotypes

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Being More Like Men Does Not Help Women in STEM Careers

Even when women were more like men 20 to 40 years ago, it didn’t help them get a job in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, says Sassler, professor of policy analysis and management.

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gender and politics, 2016 election, Voter Behavior

Competence Matters More Than Gender for Women Running for Office

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This election has shattered some gender barriers, while at the same time reinforced certain stereotypes that still exist for women. A new Iowa State University study found that gender plays a significant role in how much voters care about a candidate’s perceived competence.

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Study Reveals the Brain Regulates Social Behavior Differently in Males and Females

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The brain regulates social behavior differently in males and females, according to a new study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Brian dodge, Indiana University, Center For Sexual Health Promotion, Indiana University Bloomington

IU Study Finds Slight Shift in Attitudes Toward Bisexuals, From Negative to Neutral

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While positive attitudes toward gay men and lesbians have increased over recent decades, a new study led by researchers at IU’s Center for Sexual Health Promotion shows attitudes toward bisexual men and women are relatively neutral, if not ambivalent.

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Transition From Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time Leads to Depressions, VA Tech Expert Advises on Clown Craze, Powerful People Are Less Decisive, and More in the Psychology and Psychiatry News Source

The latest research and features in the fields of psychology and psychiatry.

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A Patriot Fights for Gender Freedom

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Johns Hopkins Hospital nurse Paula Neira, co-sponsor of USNS Harvey Milk, views activism on behalf of LGBTQ service members as a continuing service to the military

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Gender Gaps in Math Persist, With Teachers Underrating Girls’ Math Skills

Beginning in early elementary school, boys outperform girls in math – especially among the highest achievers – continuing a troubling pattern found in the late 1990s, finds a new analysis led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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Child Behavior, Adoption, Same Sex Couples, same sex adoptions

No Differences Noted Over Time for Children of Gay, Lesbian, Adoptive Parents

UK psychology assistant professor Rachel Farr has focused her academic career on the effects and outcomes of children adopted by same-sex couples. It is believed hers is the first study that has followed children adopted by lesbian, gay and heterosexual parents from early to middle childhood.

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Texas A&M University, V, election 2016, Donald Trump, Women's Rights, Feminism, Gender Issues

Trump Best Thing To Happen To American Women, Says Texas A&M Prof

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Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, Gender, Intelligence, Lay Theories, Metaphors, Motivation, Psychology, Innovation-driven Fields

Eureka! Gender Affects How We Judge Competence, Genius

Think of the word "genius," and a few images undoubtedly come to mind – perhaps a picture of Albert Einstein, of a scientist in a lab shouting “Eureka!” or of present-day theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking.

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2016 presidential election, Campaign rhetoric, Gender Issues, Voter Behavior

Iowa State Experts Available to Comment on 2016 Presidential Election

The countdown is on to Election Day. These Iowa State faculty can provide expert commentary on the 2016 presidential election, and issues ranging from voter behavior to gender issues to campaign rhetoric.

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Females React Differently Than Males to Social Isolation

While male and female mice have similar responses to physical stress, research from the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary, Canada, suggests females, not males, feel stressed when alone.







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