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2010-10-19 10:35:00

Repeated exposure to violent television programs and video games can make teenage boys behave more aggressively, according to a new study published online today in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. According to a press release, Dr. Jordan Grafman and colleagues at the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke recruited 22 14- to 17-year-olds and showed each of them a series of violent clips. The footage used was...

2010-09-16 08:08:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ The gender difference in spatial abilities, which emerges very early in development, may be a source of the lag in girls' achievement in math and science. A new study describes an intervention that effectively eliminates the gender gap in spatial abilities. While the research doesn't yet show that the intervention leads to better achievement in science, math, and engineering for girls, this is a promising direction for supporting girls' achievement and eventual...

2010-09-15 17:09:37

Barriers to children's achievement in the areas of science, math, and engineering have become a particular concern as policymakers focus on America's economic competitiveness. A gender difference in girls' spatial abilities emerges very early in development, and researchers have suggested that this difference may be a source of gaps in achievement in math and science for girls. A new study just published in Child Development describes an intervention that is effective in eliminating the...

2010-07-28 07:00:00

RESTON, Va., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- comScore, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released a global report on women's online usage titled, Women on the Web: How Women are Shaping the Internet, which provides an in-depth analysis of the female Internet user, highlighting key trends by Internet activity, worldwide region and digital channel. Among its results, the report found that social networking sites reach a higher percentage of women than men...

2010-07-20 09:30:00

LOS ANGELES, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- AskMen and Cosmopolitan.com recently partnered to ask the age-old questions: Is chivalry dead? And are men really from Mars and women from Venus? As experts in their respective areas, both sites set out to discover the true differences between both genders through AskMen's third annual The Great Male Survey and for the first time this year, The Great Female survey from Cosmopolitan.com. The survey of more than 100,000 respondents was aimed at...

2010-07-15 14:10:00

Rebuilding schools after Hurricane Katrina and providing supportive environments and relationships have helped many children reduce their levels of overall trauma from the hurricane that devastated the Gulf Coast in August 2005, according to a new study. A second study found that girls had distinct stress reactions from boys in the aftermath of the storm. The studies appear in a special section on children and disaster in the July/August 2010 issue of the journal Child Development. In a...

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2010-07-06 11:49:03

A study that examined 30 years of standardized test data from the very highest-scoring seventh graders has found that performance differences between boys and girls have narrowed considerably, but boys still outnumber girls by more than about 3-to-1 at extremely high levels of math ability and scientific reasoning. At the same time, girls slightly outnumber boys at extremely high levels of verbal reasoning and writing ability. Except for the differences at these highest levels of performance,...

2010-06-21 15:51:27

A new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, concludes that traditional gender roles and norms about "proper" motherhood makes women experience more guilt than men when travelling for work. Female business travellers also tend to feel more insecure and vulnerable. Many people's everyday lives have become more fragmented and individualised. Add to this that many jobs have become independent of time and place and the fact that family structures have become more flexible....

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2010-04-07 08:39:55

Women still want a relationship while men value independence, whether they're dating or hooking up As hooking up takes over from dating as a means of heterosexual interaction on university campuses, more women than men continue to prefer dating whereas more men than women rate hooking up above dating. Both genders however perceive similar benefits and risks to dating and hooking up. Carolyn Bradshaw from James Madison University in Virginia, US, and colleagues explored the reasons that...

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2010-03-15 14:10:00

Be true to yourself, and better romantic relationships will follow, research suggests. A new study examined how dating relationships were affected by the ability of people to see themselves clearly and objectively, act in ways consistent with their beliefs, and interact honestly and truthfully with others. In other words, the ability to follow the words of William Shakespeare: "to thine own self be true," said Amy Brunell, lead author of the study and assistant professor of psychology at Ohio...


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