Most runaway teens return home with help of family ties, study finds
(PhysOrg.com) -- Runaways who maintain contact with pro-social peers and have parental support, especially from their mothers, tend to return home.
What's eating the breadwinners?
Control, independence, ambition, pressure, worry, guilt and resentment are all experienced by female breadwinners, according to Dr. Rebecca Meisenbach from the University of Missouri in Columbia, USA. Dr. Meisenbach explored ...
The evolving manager stereotype: Gender a factor in measuring a team's performance
Although women have made strides in the business world, they still occupy less than two percent of CEO leadership positions in the Fortune 500. Not surprisingly therefore leaders still tend to be thought of as men and most ...
Awareness of racism affects how children do socially and academically
Most children actively notice and think about race. A new study has found that children develop an awareness about racial stereotypes early, and that those biases can be damaging.
Extremists more willing to share their opinions, study finds
People with relatively extreme opinions may be more willing to publicly share their views than those with more moderate views, according to a new study.
Stereotypes can fuel teen misbehavior
Drinking. Drugs. Caving into peer pressure. When parents expect their teenagers to conform to negative stereotypes, those teens are in fact more likely to do so, according to new research by Christy Buchanan, ...
Invisible immigrants: Research sheds light on foreign-born seniors in the U.S
(PhysOrg.com) -- The nearly 80,000 immigrants older than 65 who arrive in the U.S. each year are often overlooked by society because they don't hold paid jobs or speak fluent English, says UC Irvine sociology ...
Post-Racial? NC State Expert Weighs In On the Current State of Race Relations
(PhysOrg.com) -- Many pundits professed the dawn of a “post-racial” era following the election of Barack Obama as the first African-American president.
Even radical Muslims rely on bearded stereotypes and BBC to understand Jihadists
New research by the University of Warwick and Royal Holloway finds that neither the general public nor even radical leaning Muslims have any real personal knowledge or understanding of real jihadists and both ...
Women Are Sort of More Tentative Than Men, Aren't They?
(PhysOrg.com) -- Women hedge, issue disclaimers and ask questions when they communicate, language features that can suggest uncertainty, lack of confidence and low status. But men do the same, according to new research from ...
Video game minority report: Lots of players, few characters
If the future of entertainment is interactive media, some minorities are still headed back to the past.
How children draw conclusions from the products they see
A well-groomed man gets out of a Mercedes. He's holding a Smartphone and wearing a slick business suit and what appear to be $400 Kenneth Cole shoes. You only catch a glimpse, but you've already drawn conclusions about him. ...
Psyched out by stereotypes: Research suggests thinking about the positive
In a new study, cognitive scientists have shown that when aware of both a negative and positive stereotype related to performance, women will identify more closely with the positive stereotype, avoiding the ...
Finding a stereotype that is true: Mexicans more sociable than Americans
Stereotypes often paint a partial or false picture of an individual or group.