Rachael Wandrey, with the support of her mentor, Katie E. Mosack, is studying the unique experiences and social support needs of a virtual community of lesbian breast cancer patients. She believes not only that lesbian women experience higher incidence of and mortality from breast cancer than their heterosexual counterparts, but More
The Glass Cliff Phenomenon (GCP), in which women appear more likely to be promoted to leadership in times of crisis, is thought to be a function of stereotypic views of leadership. In this study, we systematically replicated Kottke and associates (2013), who had replicated Bruckmüller and Branscombe’s (2010) study, to More
Sophia E. Green, Emory University, presented her research on “Buffering the Impact of Maternal Depression, Anxiety, and Stress on Neonatal Outcomes” at the 2014 APS Annual Convention in San Francisco. Green received a 2014 APSSC RISE Research Award for this work. More
The Wall Street Journal: Baby sitter wanted. Lightsaber experience, basketball skills and willingness to wrestle are a plus. With more families entrusting young children to the care of male baby sitters, teenage boys—many who couldn’t care less about old notions of gender roles—are discovering an enjoyable alternative to mowing lawns More
It’s human nature to categorize people. When we meet someone for the first time, we make instant judgments about their social status and their personality. Susan Fiske has devoted her career to examining the role of these kinds of judgments in stereotypes and bias. Her research shows that we favor More
What accounts for women’s lower participation in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) compared to men? Discussion of this important topic has moved beyond the notion of gender differences in ability, and to some extent beyond women’s “lack of interest” in or “choice” to avoid STEM. Instead, the conversation (and More
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