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2008-04-03 08:25:00

Whether you are running for president or looking for a clerical job, you cannot afford to get angry if you are a woman, Yale University psychologist Victoria Brescoll has found.Brescoll and Eric Uhlmann at Northwestern University recently completed three separate studies to explore a phenomenon that may be all-too-familiar to women like New York Senator Hillary Clinton: People accept and even reward men who get angry but view women who lose their temper as less competent.The studies,...

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2008-04-01 14:00:00

New research from Indiana University and Yale suggests that college-age men confuse friendly non-verbal cues with cues for sexual interest because the men have a less discerning eye than women -- but their female peers aren't far behind. In the study, appearing in the April issue of the journal Psychological Science, men who viewed images of friendly women misidentified 12 percent of the images as sexually interested. Women mistook 8.7 percent of the friendly images for sexual interest. Both...

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2008-03-05 11:04:54

It's happened to all of us: While sitting at the conference table or at dinner party, a friend or colleague unleashes a questionable remark that could offend at least one person amongst the group. A hush falls and, if you're like most people, your eyes will dart towards the person most likely to take offense to the faux pas. It's a doubly unpleasant experience for the offended: Not only have you been insulted, but you have also suddenly become the center of unwelcome attention. This almost...

2007-12-20 06:00:00

By Kitcher, Philip I There are simple and powerful arguments against the biological reality of race.1 Although the phenotypic characteristics, the manifest features that have traditionally been used to divide our species into races, are salient for us, they are superficial, indicating nothing about important differences in psychological traits or genetic conditions that constitute some racial essence. Throughout history, allegations of deep differences in temperament and capacity, claims...

2006-06-05 14:59:34

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday it would decide whether race can be used as a factor in deciding which students are admitted to specific public schools, the first time President George W. Bush's two appointees will rule on a racial issue. Taking up a politically charged issue in an election year, the justices agreed to decide whether the need for diversity justified using race as a factor to determine which elementary and secondary public...

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2006-01-28 11:14:07

Women tend to want more life-extending interventions than men, study finds When it comes to end-of-life care, researchers have known for some time that ethnic groups have different perspectives on how they'd wish to be treated. Now, a small study suggests there's a gender gap even among people of the same ethnicity. Interviews with focus groups in Michigan revealed that female African-Americans and Latinos are more likely to want doctors to pull out all the stops to keep them alive. In...

2006-01-27 09:50:00

By Chelsea Emery NEW YORK -- Some say it's a man's world, but women actually make most purchasing and entertainment decisions, according to a study that could influence advertisers and media companies. It's long been accepted that women pick out most of the clothes for the family and decide on home furnishings, but market research firm NPD's study of 51,000 U.S. households showed some surprising facets of purchasing decisions broken down by gender. Men defer to women when it comes to choosing...

2005-12-28 23:09:05

By Eric Auchard SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Internet users share many common interests, but men are heavier consumers of news, stocks, sports and pornography while more women look for health and religious guidance, a broad survey of U.S. Web usage has found. The study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project to be released on Thursday finds men are slightly more intense users of the Web. Men log on more frequently and spend more time online. More men also have access to quick...

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2005-12-29 00:05:00

By Eric Auchard SAN FRANCISCO -- Internet users share many common interests, but men are heavier consumers of news, stocks, sports and pornography while more women look for health and religious guidance, a broad survey of U.S. Web usage has found. The study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project to be released on Thursday finds men are slightly more intense users of the Web. Men log on more frequently and spend more time online. More men also have access to quick broadband...

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2005-12-22 18:35:00

WASHINGTON -- The journal Science's pick for breakthrough of the year in 2005 is "evolution in action," focusing on studies of how evolution works and how it affects lives today. Several research projects were discussed at meetings to choose the annual breakthrough winner. "Then we realized they were all connected to evolution," said Colin J. Norman, news editor of Science. "We realized that if we put these together at the molecular level, it's been a banner year for evolutionary research....


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