Sex Roles

Dads Who Do Dishes Raise Ambitious Daughters

New York Magazine: Dads who equally divided the drudgery of household chores with their wives tended to have daughters whose “when I grow up” aspirations were less gender-stereotypical, suggests an upcoming paper in Psychological Science. Moms’ work-equality beliefs did also color their daughters’ attitudes toward gender roles, but this study found that a More

Dads Who Do Household Chores Boost Daughters Career Aspirations

Business Standard: A new study suggests that dads who help with household chores are more likely to raise daughters who aspire to less traditional, and potentially higher paying, careers. The study shows how parents sharing dishes, laundry and other domestic duties plays a key role in shaping the gender attitudes More

How Cursors Betray Our Gut Feelings

The Atlantic: Quick! Match the person with the noun: Man                 Kitchen Woman            Test Tube Mother             Programming Husband          Liberal Arts That’s not a real psychology test, of course, but it’s a play on what’s called an “implicit association test,” a type of activity that psychologists ask study participants to perform in More

Dads Who Share the Load Bolster Daughters’ Aspirations

Fathers who help with household chores are more likely to raise daughters who aspire to less traditional, and potentially higher paying, careers, according to research forthcoming in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The study findings indicate that how parents share dishes, laundry and other domestic duties More