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Men and women biased about studies of STEM gender bias – in opposite directions

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By David Miller

In 2012, an experiment on gender bias shook the scientific community by showing that science faculty favor male college graduates over equally qualified women applying for lab manager positions. Though the study was rigorous, many didn’t believe it.

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By: Dave Nussbaum

Implicit Anti-Gay Bias Has Decreased – and the Change is Accelerating

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By: Erin Westgate and Rachel G. Riskind

Imagine it’s 2004. Martha Stewart has just been sentenced to prison, details of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal are beginning to emerge, and Massachusetts has become the first U.S. state to legally recognize same-sex marriages. Would you believe that in just 11 years, the federal government – and all fifty U.S. states and territories – would recognize same-sex marriage?

Men in Sexist Countries Win More Olympic Medals

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By Mark Travers, Ph.D.

It has long been known that richer countries win more Olympic medals—with the United States, not surprisingly, leading the pack. (Russia is second, and Great Britain is third.)

But do countries that value gender equality also fare better at the Olympic Games?

Until recently, this was thought to be the case. But new research published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology casts doubt on this hopeful assumption.

Psychology News Round-Up (June 19th)

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By Erika Salomon

Psychology News Round-Up (May 22nd)

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By Erika Salomon

Psychology News Round-Up (May 29th)

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By Dave Nussbaum

Psychology News Round-Up (July 4th)

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By Erika Salomon

How Poor Choice Architecture Could Determine the Future of Greece and Europe

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By Jon M Jachimowicz & Sam McNerney

This Sunday, nearly 10 million eligible Greek citizens will vote over the future of their country, potentially influencing the future of the European Union and the strength of the Euro. Alexis Tsipras, the Prime Minister of Greece, has placed his faith in the Greek population, insisting voters will follow his recommendation and reject the referendum. The alternative is accepting a proposal offered by the IMF, the European Central Bank, and the European Commission, which outlines terms Greece must follow to repay their debt.

Psychology News Round-Up (April 3rd)

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By Dave Nussbaum

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