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2012-03-09 00:25:16

Countries that more strictly uphold their cultural norms are less likely to promote women as leaders — unless those norms support equal opportunity for both sexes, shows a new paper from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. "Cultural tightness can prevent the emergence of women leaders because tighter cultures may make a society's people more resistant to changing the traditionally-held practice that placed men in leadership roles," says Prof. Soo Min Toh, who is...

2012-02-22 06:13:51

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- A child is one of the most precious gifts in their parent's lives, and no parent wants to learn that their child may be at a higher risk of being psychologically or sexually abused or have an increased risk for developing posttraumatic stress disorder (PSTD). A new study gives parents new insight into what could happen. Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health have conducted the first study showing what happens to children if they do not identify with their...

2012-02-20 20:25:20

Children in the U.S. whose activity choices, interests, and pretend play before age 11 fall outside those typically expressed by their biological sex face increased risk of being physically, psychologically, and sexually abused, and of suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by early adulthood, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). It is the first study to use a population-based sample to look at gender nonconformity as a risk...

2012-02-14 11:50:36

Partners provide a vital source of positive emotional support for the vast majority of people in the UK. Nine out of ten people who were married or cohabiting talk to their partner about their worries, according to data from Understanding Society, the world´s largest longitudinal household study of 40,000 UK households. Ninety four per cent of those surveyed rely on their partner for support when a problem crops up. As part of the Understanding Society study of 40,000 UK households,...

2012-02-06 20:34:24

The gap in wages between men and women has decreased sharply over the past 30 years, and a new University of Georgia study reveals that decline was even greater than previously recognized. The research, published in the March edition of the journal Social Science Research, is one of the first to take into account a common bias that the authors argue has skewed previous results: People (especially men) tend to inflate their incomes when surveyed. Conversely, both men and women tend to...

Study Indicates When Females Are Scarce, Men Spend More
2012-01-17 05:25:49

From peacocks to stags, it has long been commonplace knowledge amongst evolutionary biologists that males of many animal species tend to strut their stuff more ostentatiously the more scarce their potential female mates become. It´s known to scientists as sexual selection, and a recent study has demonstrated another specific effect of it in our own species. According to a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, it seems that men may be more inclined to...

2012-01-11 15:27:05

Same sex co-workers sympathize when they observe lack of respect aimed at their colleagues Imagine the following scenarios: a co-worker is spoken to condescendingly, excluded from a meeting, or ignored by a supervisor. How does it make you feel? Do you feel differently depending on whether your co-worker is a man or a woman? According to a new study, workers who witness incivility towards colleagues feel negative emotions — especially when the incivility is aimed at workers of the...

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,...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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