ABC: First, there was the time that Kenneth Minick was turned away from a nightclub when word got out that he was bisexual. Then, a co-worker, assuming he was gay jeered, “I hear you’re coming out of the closet.” His gay friends were just as bad. They, too, were baffled More
The New York Times: In an unusual scientific about-face, researchers at Northwestern University have found evidence that at least some men who identify themselves as bisexual are, in fact, sexually aroused by both women and men. That conclusion outraged bisexual men and women, who said it appeared to support a More
CBS News: “A real man doesn’t let anyone push him around.” If you agree with that that statement, you’re buying in to the “culture of honor” that predominates in some parts of the country. You could also be putting your life on the line, a new study suggests. Men who More
U.S. News & World Report: Psychologists call it the “culture of honor,” a mostly male mindset that places a high value on defending one’s reputation at any cost. But new research confirms that it’s linked with high rates of accidental deaths. “People who embrace these values also report more risk-taking,” More
Throughout his career Claude Steele has been interested in processes of self-evaluation, in particular in how people cope with threatening self-images. This work has led to a general theory of self-affirmation processes. A second interest, growing out of the first, is a theory of how group stereotypes—such as stereotypes about More
We live in a world with people from diverse cultures, different societies and varied communities. Unfortunately, all those differences can sometimes result in segregation and discrimination. Reducing prejudice and creating more open minded societies has been the focal point of recent research and now, a new study in this field More
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