Gender

There are several human characteristics considered to be genetically predetermined and evolutionarily innate, such as immune system strength, physical adaptations and even sex differences. These qualities drive the nature versus nurture debate and ask of our species, who is more successful and why? Psychologists Agneta Herlitz and Jenny Rehnman in More

Physical attractiveness is important in choosing whom to date. Good looking people are not only popular targets for romantic pursuits, they themselves also tend to flock together with more attractive others. Does this mean then that more attractive versus less attractive people wear a different pair of lens when evaluating More

In the fight against substance abuse, women are battling tougher odds with fewer weapons. That was the message from a panel of behavioral scientists and community health advocates at a recent conference on gender differences and substance abuse. “Of all those stigmatized with the burden [of substance abuse], women are More

The second part of an occasional series profiling big psychology grants travels to Chicago’s Center for Population Health and Health Disparities, where a transdisciplinary team looks for the causes and cures of cancer. Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities Project Title: Center for Interdisciplinary Health Disparities Research Where: University More