Young men who, on the “Conformity to Masculine Norms” scale, more strongly endorsed the masculine ideal of “success and winning” (they agreed with statements like “In general, I will do anything to win”), tended to score higher on psychological wellbeing six months later.
Even after several decades with an increasing female presence in the workplace, it remains the case that the same stereotypically masculine traits predict the attainment of senior roles among men and women. Perhaps if there were a cultural change, then people with different personality profiles, including more stereotypically feminine traits, might more often reach leadership roles, which would then favour more women.
Across three studies, researchers find consistent evidence that women report higher levels of incivility from other women than their male counterparts. In other words, women are ruder to each other than they are to men, or than men are to women. Women who defied gender norms by being more assertive and dominant at work were more likely to be targeted by their female counterparts, compared to women who exhibited fewer of those traits.
Male and female brains are different, functionally and anatomically. But that the EEG signals, electro-encephalography by electrodes placed on the skull, show different signals, was not demonstrated yet.
A husband and wife were considered to be one person, the woman no longer a legal individual in and of herself. Coverture essentially meant women and their property were owned by their husbands. This is why the tradition of woman taking her husband’s name in marriage was almost exclusively English (and English colonial) for some 400 years before 1800.
If you’re a woman who enjoys paid work or relaxing activities, having kids will cramp your style. Being married with kids also isn’t looking like a great idea according to the numbers.
I have been told that no research is being done in Britain to establish whether there is a causal factor between eating chicken and declining male sperm counts, writes Baroness Jean Corston.
Study suggests that pair bond formation involves areas of the brain involved in social memory and reward, while maintenance of the bond appears to be based on negative reinforcement, that is, avoiding the pain of separation. The locations of these areas differ between rodent and primate brains, but the underlying neurochemistry seems to involve the same hormones.
The interplay between female ovarian hormones and a circadian "clock" molecule protects the heart health of women as they age, according to a new study.
Research suggests that physical activity can change diet preferences in males, but not in females.
Power is the antidote to abuses of power.
A new study in the Psychological Science finds that a short-term rise in testosterone – as might occur when in the presence of an attractive potential mate, or during competition – shifts the way men think, encouraging them to rely on quick, intuitive, and generally less accurate, judgements, rather than engaging in careful, more deliberate thought.
In a time of rapid economic and social change, men grew beards or mustaches to underscore the natural virtues, and supposedly imprescriptible rights, of men.
Research suggests that intergenerational inheritance of gender-specific traits may better be explained by highly stable features of the social environment.
Study results show that men tended to behave more aggressively than women, that losers were more aggressive than winners and that teams were more aggressive than individuals.
Data challenges the one-dimensional stereotype of women as only passive and harmless.
Just being married makes women more conservative in their vote choice. False assumptions that women will vote as a unified bloc go back to the earliest days of the women’s suffrage movement.
Study supports evolutionarily derived theories that hold that there are differences in what triggers jealousy among men and women, and in how they subsequently direct such feelings towards the cheating partner or the potential rival.
Study adds to growing evidence that males use coercive tactics to constrain female mating decisions in promiscuous primates, thereby questioning the extent of sexual freedom left for females in such societies and suggesting that sexual intimidation has a long evolutionary history in primates -- a taxonomic group that of course includes humans.
By 15 years of age, girls are twice as likely to suffer from depression as boys. There are various possible reasons for this, including body image issues, hormonal fluctuations and genetic factors, where girls are more at risk of inheriting depression. However, differences between the sexes don't just involve the risk of experiencing depression, but also how the disorder manifests and its consequences.