Should women 'man up' for male-dominated fields?
Women applying for a job in male-dominated fields should consider playing up their masculine qualities, indicates new research by Michigan State University scholars that's part of a series of studies on bias ...
Researcher finds companies' religious affiliation can buffer negative reactions
While companies like Hobby Lobby and Chick-fil-A are at the forefront of debate over the religious rights of employers, a new study by a Grand Valley State University researcher shows religious affiliation ...
Attending a more selective college doesn't mean a better chance of graduating, study says
It is commonly argued that students should attend the most academically selective college possible, since, among other reasons, highly selective institutions graduate students at higher rates. However, is ...
New study shows putting cell phones out of sight can enhance in-person conversations
Can the mere presence of a mobile device during a face-to-face conversation affect the quality of social interaction? Absolutely, according to a study led by Shalini Misra, assistant professor, Urban Affairs and Planning ...
Study suggests social identification can mitigate danger felt by people in dense crowds
Researchers find men use anger as manipulation tool with other men
Study suggest people act fairly due to spite, not altruism
Success really does breed success, unique online experiments find
Success really does breed success – up to a point - found researchers from UCL and Stony Brook University, following a series of unique on-line experiments.
Domestic violence incidents down, but cases can move slowly and programs lack funds
When Texas police officers answer an emergency domestic violence call these days, they go armed with a gun—and a piece of paper.
Women far more silent than men on school boards
The trend for school boards to post their meeting minutes online gave a pair of scholars the chance to answer this question: Who's doing all the talking?
Researchers find people pay more at auctions if they believe a celebrity touched items
New study of hunter-gatherers suggests social networks sparked evolution of cooperation
Ancient humans may not have had the luxury of updating their Facebook status, but social networks were nevertheless an essential component of their lives, a new study suggests.
Community religious beliefs influence whether wives work outside home, study finds
Married women who live in communities in which a higher proportion of the population belongs to conservative religious traditions—such as evangelical or Mormon—are more likely to choose not to work outside the home, even ...
New research debunks the family myth as primary reason for gender gap in politics
Female candidates for elected office do as well as male candidates in terms of raising money and winning votes, so why do women only occupy 19 percent of congressional seats and approximately 25 percent of statewide offices ...