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Bad behavior between moms driven by stereotypes, judgment

October 10, 2019

Mothers are often their own toughest critics, but new research shows they judge other mothers just as harshly.…
Study finds Harry Potter fan fiction challenges cultural stereotypes of autism

January 29, 2019

Online publishing platforms and digital media can provide opportunities for nonmainstream groups to push back against and offer…
Labels like ‘Asian fail’ and ‘Black genius’ are no joke for STEM students of color: report

January 18, 2019

A new National Science Foundation-funded report published in AERA Open documents the negative effects labels and stereotypes are having on high-achieving Asian…
Is your office messy? If so, you may be seen as uncaring, neurotic

November 29, 2018

An extremely messy personal space seems to lead people to believe the owner of that space is more…
Men are still more likely than women to be perceived as leaders, study finds

August 9, 2018

Women hold just 26 percent of executive-level positions in S&P 500 companies — and sadly that is no…
Battling STEM stereotypes, UW’s Sapna Cheryan helps Barbie evolve

July 18, 2018

Sapna Cheryan has spent much of her career researching the stereotypes that contribute to male-dominated science and technology…
Sex after 65: Poll of older adults finds links to health, gender differences, lack of communication with doctors

May 7, 2018

A new poll busts stereotypes about the sex lives of older Americans – and reveals gender and health-related…
How to check your unconscious biases

May 4, 2018

Diversity expert Howard Ross recounted a time when he dismissed a fellow air traveller—bearded, heavy-set, flannel-shirted and with a car…
Study finds children think flexibly about gender identity

January 18, 2018

Children may think more flexibly about gender identities than previously thought, according to a study by Vanderbilt researchers.…
Heavier Asian Americans seen as ‘more American,’ study says

August 1, 2017

What makes people look “American”? The way they dress? Maybe their hairstyle, or mannerisms? How much they weigh?…
Role Models

June 5, 2017

It’s well established that people associate certain jobs with gender. Firefighters are male and nurses are female, for…
By age 6, gender stereotypes can affect girls’ choices

January 30, 2017

Women account for more than half the U.S. population, but only 30 percent of those employed as scientists…
Penn Psychologists Tap Big Data, Twitter to Analyze Accuracy of Stereotypes

November 17, 2016

What’s in a tweet? People draw conclusions about us, from our gender to education level, based on the…
Neuroscientists find evidence for ‘visual stereotyping’

May 4, 2016

The stereotypes we hold can influence our brain’s visual system, prompting us to see others’ faces in ways…
Neuroscientists find evidence for “visual stereotyping”

May 3, 2016

The stereotypes we hold can influence our brain’s visual system, prompting us to see others’ faces in ways…
Feminine women deemed less likely to be scientists, study finds

April 11, 2016

Female scientists who have “feminine” traits such as longer hair and finer facial features are generally assumed to…
No joke: Blondes aren’t dumb, science says

March 21, 2016

The “dumb blonde” stereotype is simply wrong, according to a new national study of young baby boomers. The…
Media-driven attitudes about ‘Made in China’ label affect product and country

March 4, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that it underestimated the potential health risk from formaldehyde…
Marginalized ninth-graders think critically about inequality, political power

October 30, 2015

How youth of color and poor and working-class youth think about social inequality plays a vital role in…
What is life really like after fighting a war?

October 20, 2015

What’s life really like for soldiers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C.? A new…
Racial Bias in Crosswalks? Study Says Yes

October 13, 2015

Could it be that a driver choosing to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk has something to…
Debates around sex industry based on ‘sexist stereotypes’, says report

October 9, 2015

More than a third of UK escorts advertising on a prominent website identify as male or trans, with…
Math and me: Children who identify with math get higher scores

October 1, 2015

How strongly children identify with math (their math “self-concept”) can be used to predict how high they will…
Women candidates and winning mixes of femininity, masculinity

September 30, 2015

Liberal and conservative voters use gender stereotypes quite differently from one another, according to research by a University…
Women in finance less likely to recommend their field to other women when stereotyped

August 27, 2015

Gender stereotypes negatively affect women in male-dominated professions such as finance and banking, resulting in reduced well-being at…
Women in Business

March 4, 2015

Study finds female entrepreneurs are discounted because of their gender — unless their business ideas are particularly novel.…
Interracial daters are evaluated as more attractive, psychologists claim

July 11, 2014

New socio-psychological study carried out by scientists at the University of California reveals an interesting fact: Interracial daters…
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