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Americans Favor Gender Roles for Both Heterosexual and Same-Sex Couples


A majority of Americans think the “more masculine” partner and the “more feminine” partner in a same-sex couple should generally be responsible for stereotypically male and female chores, according to new research.
23-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Interactions with Faculty Differ for Male and Female College Students

In a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Indiana University doctoral student Emma Cohen looks for answers to questions of how gender shapes college students’ day-to-day academic experiences.
23-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Teachers Favor Middle-Class Behaviors by Students


Research by an Indiana University sociologist finds that teachers often inadvertently translate students’ class-based behaviors into unequal opportunities in school. Teachers favor middle-class students in various ways, perhaps unconsciously.
23-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

'Cyclops' Beetles Hint at Solution to 'Chicken-and-Egg' Problem in Novel Trait Evolution


Beetles with cyclops eyes have given Indiana University scientists insight into how new traits may evolve through the recruitment of existing genes -- even if these genes are already carrying out critical functions.
22-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Tool or Weapon? IU Research Throws Light on Stone Artifacts' Use as Ancient Projectiles


IU Bloomington professor Geoffrey Bingham and colleagues in the United Kingdom and United States contend that ancient stones discovered at an archeological site nearly 30 years ago served not as tools, as previously thought, but as weapons for...
18-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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 messages they receive.
4-Aug-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Indiana University Experts Available to Discuss 2016 Summer Olympics


With 2016 Summer Olympic Games set to begin Aug. 5 in Rio de Janeiro, Indiana University experts in economics, public health, media studies, cybersecurity, public and environmental affairs and business and are available to discuss a variety of...
2-Aug-2016 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Survey of 31 Years of Video Games Shows a Decline in Sexualized Female Characters


At a time when the video game industry has come under scrutiny for its low level of female employment and how women are depicted in its products, a new Indiana University study finds that sexualization of female primary game characters actually may...
27-Jul-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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