Gender

How Stereotypes Can Drive Women To Quit Science

NPR: Walk into any tech company or university math department, and you’ll likely see a gender disparity: Fewer women than men seem to go into fields involving science, engineering, technology and mathematics. Over the years, educators, recruiters and government authorities have bemoaned the gender gap and warned that it can More

Why Women Say ‘I’m Sorry’ More Than Men

Business Insider: Women are more easily offended than men. In turn, they perceive more of their own behavior as improper, requiring an apology: Despite wide acceptance of the stereotype that women apologize more readily than men, there is little systematic evidence to support this stereotype or its supposed bases (e.g. More

Anxiety Disorders Diagnosed More Often in Women Than Men

The Wall Street Journal: Women are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with anxiety disorders—and the reasons range from hormonal fluctuations to brain chemistry to upbringing to empathy, researchers theorize. Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, chair of the department of psychology at Yale, says one reason women are more anxious is More

Stereotype Threat, Self-Worth, and God’s Love

People who experience stereotype threat may depend on outside factors such as god’s love for confidence and self-esteem. These findings were presented by Claribel Candelario Martinez at the 24th APS Annual Convention in Chicago. Previous research shows that people exposed to stereotype threat — that is, “situations placing them at More

Stress Turns Men Into Social Butterflies

LiveScience: When stress strikes, women are said to turn to their social ties for support, while men are supposed to become aggressive. But new research finds that these gender stereotypes don’t always hold true.… In fact, men under stress are more likely to trust others, behave in a trustworthy manner More