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2012-06-21 23:02:14

As more parents choose to find out their baby´s gender with a special celebration, at the top of all parenting trends is the gender reveal party. To help make this event even more special, BigDotOfHappiness.com expands personalized party supplies to include a Gender Reveal baby shower theme. Menomonie, WI (PRWEB) June 21, 2012 Expectant parents find out all kinds of things at the doctor´s office, but having the doctor announce their baby´s gender in this sterile environment...

2012-02-10 15:02:24

Talk about gender confusion! A recent study by University of Alberta researchers Elena Nicoladis and Cassandra Foursha-Stevenson in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology into whether speaking French influenced how children assigned gender to objects yielded some interesting observations. Nicoladis and Foursha-Stevenson found some differences between the unilingual English children and the bilingual French-English children they surveyed. Some of the more startling results from the Anglo...

2011-12-19 14:28:19

A Queen´s University study has found that when people think about having children, men want boys and women want girls. “Gender neutrality - a lack of preference - is now a standard cultural norm embraced within most wealthy developed countries like Canada,” says Lonnie Aarssen, a Queen´s biology professor and co-author of the study. His results, though, reveal a strong gender bias, despite the researchers´ prediction that they would find evidence of a...

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...

2011-12-06 16:23:30

New approach supports families dealing with 'normal diversity' of gender identity and expression How should parents respond when their four years old son insists on wearing girls' clothes, or their daughter switches to using a male version of their name? These are the questions increasingly being asked of family therapist Jean Malpas who writes in Family Process about a new approach to support parents with gender nonconforming and transgender children. Jean Malpas, the Director of the...

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...

2011-05-03 22:48:48

New study uncovers gender bias in children's books with male characters, including male animals, leading the fictional pack The most comprehensive study of 20th century children's books ever undertaken in the United States has found a bias towards tales that feature men and boys as lead characters. Surprisingly, researchers found that even when the characters are animals, they tend to be male. The findings, published in the April issue of Gender & Society, are based on a study of nearly...

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2011-01-11 09:55:00

When their romantic partners are not quintessentially masculine, women in their fertile phase are more likely to fantasize about masculine-looking men than are women paired with George Clooney types. But women with masculine-looking partners do not necessarily become more attracted to their partners, a recent study co-authored by a University of Colorado at Boulder researcher concludes. Meanwhile, a man's intelligence has no effect on the extent to which fertile, female partners fantasize...

2010-12-08 02:19:36

In these modern times, people can have jobs that weren't traditionally associated with their genders. Men are nurses; women are CEOs. A new study examines perceptions of people in high-powered jobs and finds that they're likely to be judged more harshly for mistakes if they're in a job that's not normally associated with their gender. "The reason I got interested is, there was so much talk about race and gender barriers being broken," says Victoria Brescoll, a psychological scientist at Yale...

2010-11-16 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Euro RSCG Worldwide has released the results of its latest global study in the Prosumer Report white paper entitled "Gender Shift: Are Women the New Men?" The study surveyed a total of 3,000 respondents across China, France, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States, looking at the millennial generation through the prism of gender and seeking to understand the direction in which this cohort will advance society in years to come. The findings...


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bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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