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Men And Women Have Vastly Different Personalities: Study
2012-01-06 05:57:53

A new study finds that men and women really do have profoundly different personalities, and that each sex has firmly entrenched characteristics. European researchers analyzed a survey of 10,000 people -- half men and half women -- using a new method for measuring and analyzing personality differences they say is more accurate than previous techniques. The personality test included 15 personality scales, such as warmth, emotional stability, dominance, liveliness, social boldness,...

2011-12-29 15:05:00

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Researchers Debunks Myths Surrounding Math Gender Gap
2011-12-13 04:52:12

A major study of recent international data on school mathematics performance casts doubt on some common assumptions about gender and math achievement – in particular, the idea that girls and women have less ability due to a difference in biology. "We tested some recently proposed hypotheses that try to explain a supposed gender gap in math performance and found they were not supported by the data," says Janet Mertz, senior author of the study and a professor of oncology at the...

2011-12-07 23:02:28

Researchers at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) have compared internet use and frequency in Spain with the rest of the 31 European countries. Their results suggest that Spanish women use the internet less frequently and the usage gap in Spain between men and women is higher than average. Juan Martín Fernandez, researcher at the Complutense University of Madrid and co-author of the study that was published in the Reis journal, states that "Spanish men and women score...

2011-11-30 18:19:24

Student BMJ: Is medicine a woman's world? In the UK, women doctors are set to outnumber their male counterparts by 2017. The press has dubbed the rise "worrying" and "bad for medicine" but in an editorial published by Student BMJ today, Maham Khan asks is medicine becoming overfeminized and is having too many female doctors bad practice? Jane Dacre, Medical School Director at University College London, believes feminization is a fact, but disagrees that medicine is becoming...

2011-11-28 23:14:27

Study finds that gender differences in overconfidence concerning individual past performance explains a significant proportion of the lack of female leadership in organizations A study conducted by Columbia Business School's Prof. Ernesto Reuben, Assistant Professor, Management, alongside Pedro Rey-Biel, Associate Professor, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Paola Sapienza, Associate Professor, Professor of Finance, Northwestern University, and Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack...

2011-10-21 13:44:21

University of British Columbia researchers have identified three major patterns that emerge among couples dealing with male depression. These can be described as “trading places,” “business as usual” and “edgy tensions.” Published in the Social Science & Medicine journal and led by UBC researcher John Oliffe, the paper details how heterosexual couples´ gender roles undergo radical shifts and strain when the male partner is depressed and the...

Fatherhood Vs. Career - What Do Men Really Prefer?
2011-10-13 13:06:16

New study shows 77 percent think being a good father is very important, 49 percent said same about careers The classic figure of a distant, career-focused father who spends lots of time at the office and who has little time for his kids might be getting outdated, a new study shows. In a nationwide survey that examined Americans' feelings on fatherhood, 77 percent of U.S. men rated being a good father as very important, while just 49 percent said the same about having a successful...

2011-10-03 21:49:03

Expressing emotions may give players mental edge, research finds While there's no crying in baseball, as Tom Hanks' character famously proclaimed in "A League of Their Own," crying in college football might not be a bad thing, at least in the eyes of one's teammates. Although college football players feel pressure to conform to some male stereotypes, players who display physical affection toward their teammates are happier, according to new research. The findings were reported in a...

2011-09-28 09:45:17

The drinking habits of a romantic partner's friends are more likely to impact an adolescent's future drinking than are the behaviors of an adolescent's own friends or significant other, according to a new study in the October issue of the American Sociological Review. "Dating someone whose friends are big drinkers is more likely to cause an adolescent to engage in dangerous drinking behaviors than are the drinking habits of the adolescent's own friends or romantic partner," said Derek...