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2012-08-07 09:59:57

Hearing generic language to describe a category of people, such as "boys have short hair," can lead children to endorse a range of other stereotypes about the category, a study by researchers at New York University and Princeton University has found. Their research, which appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), also points to more effective methods to reduce stereotyping and prejudice. The study focused on "social essentialism," or the belief that certain...

2010-12-07 15:40:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Essence is in town and she is breaking all conventional wisdom about female rappers. This Hartford, Connecticut reared, NY based indie artist is like the perfect storm. Those confluences of storms come together infrequently, but when they do you are witnessing a rare and unique phenomenon. Essence's Publicist, Tonya Payton, states: "It is a privilege to have the opportunity to work with such an amazing talent. We at S&S Associates, are cognizant of...