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2010-02-26 11:25:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Internet may seem like a pervasive presence in much of the world, yet in many countries -- including some developed ones -- going online is a far from universal experience, according to findings by the World Internet Project (WIP). In the current project conducted by the Center for the Digital Future at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, only half of the 10 reporting countries found that more than a majority...

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2010-01-26 11:00:00

When South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford was caught red-handed returning from a tryst with his Argentine mistress last June, he told the Associated Press that he had met his "soul mate." His choice of words seemed to suggest that having a deep emotional and spiritual connection with Maria Belen Chapur somehow made his sexual infidelity to his wife Jenny Sanford less tawdry. What the two-timing governor didn't understand is that most women view emotional infidelity as worse, not better, than...

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2010-01-25 13:22:14

Although changing social and cultural contexts mean guilt has less power today than it once did, a new study has shown that in the West this emotion is "significantly higher" among women. The main problem, according to the experts, is not that women feel a lot of guilt (which they do), but rather that many males feel "too little". "Our initial hypothesis was that feelings of guilt are more intense among females, not only among adolescents but also among young and adult women, and they also...

2010-01-15 09:00:00

BOSTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A research study measuring employee development and contribution by global talent development firm Novations Group, Inc. (www.novations.com) found that women continue to be underrepresented in strategic and leadership roles. Additionally, the research shows that women self-rate their contribution slightly lower than men. The white paper Close the Gap: Overcoming Gender Differences in the Workplace, investigates the discrepancies, explores some of the root...

2010-01-05 20:17:25

Gender gaps linked to status of women, according to new analysis Girls around the world are not worse at math than boys, even though boys are more confident in their math abilities, and girls from countries where gender equity is more prevalent are more likely to perform better on mathematics assessment tests, according to a new analysis of international research. "Stereotypes about female inferiority in mathematics are a distinct contrast to the actual scientific data," said Nicole...

2010-01-04 14:53:17

Review study confirms gender difference in responses to sexual stimuli Women's minds and genitals respond differently to sexual arousal, whereas in men, the responses of the body and mind are more in tune with each other, according to Assistant Professor Meredith Chivers, from Queen's University in Kingston, Canada, and her international collaborators, Michael Seto, Martin Lalumire, Ellen Laan, and Teresa Grimbos. Their meta-analysis1 of the extent of agreement between subjective ratings and...

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2010-01-04 13:25:00

Meta-analysis confirms women's minds and bodies less in sync than men's New research led by Queen's University Psychology professor Meredith Chivers finds that men's reports of feeling sexually aroused tend to match their physiological responses, while women's mind and body responses are less aligned. "We wanted to discover how closely people's subjective experience of sexual arousal mirrors their physiological genital response "“ and whether this differs between men and women," says...

2009-11-11 17:15:47

Emory researchers present findings on worksite wellness programs and norovirus at American Public Health Association Meeting Emory University Rollins School of Public Health researchers will present Nov. 11 on a range of topics at the American Public Health Association's annual meeting in Philadelphia, including a study that found reduced absenteeism among employees participating in a large-scale worksite wellness program. Additional public health research findings from Emory scientists are...

2009-11-10 09:53:40

Before the Equal Pay Act of 1963 was signed into law by President Kennedy, women earned about fifty percent less than men. Nationally, women still earn an average of thirty percent less than men regardless of education, choice of industry, or professional standing. Even some of the most highly educated and qualified women are subject to salary discrimination. A new study published in Psychology of Women Quarterly analyzes the salaries of faculty members at a large, American University and...

2009-10-22 07:52:52

Women are better than men at distinguishing between emotions, especially fear and disgust, according to a new study published in the online version of the journal Neuropsychologia. As part of the investigation, Olivier Collignon and a team from the Universit© de Montr©al Centre de recherche en neuropsychologie et cognition (CERNEC) demonstrated that women are better than men at processing auditory, visual and audiovisual emotions. While women have long been thought to outperform men...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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