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What Happens When We Give Everything a Gender

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A few years ago, I had my first conflict with a colleague. It seemed trivial: we were arguing over toys. While it may have seemed like we were acting like the children who play with them, the conversation was much bigger than toys. It was about gender bias and inequality.

How Do Americans Really Feel About Interracial Couples?

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According to the most recent U.S. census, approximately 15 percent of all newlywed couples are interracial. More interracial relationships are also appearing in the media – on television, in film and in advertising. These trends suggest that great strides have been made in the roughly 50 years since the Supreme Court struck down anti-miscegenation laws.

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI March 9, 2017

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Gendered Beliefs May Make People Assume Sexual Consent

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The sexual double standard (SDS) is a belief that access to sexuality varies by gender. According to SDS, women are expected to be passive “gatekeepers” of sexual activity; men the “initiators.” Women are socially punished for having sex; men are rewarded. In a set of two experiments, Dr. Yuliana Zaikman examined how these gendered stereotypes might influence the way people think about sexual consent.

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI December 22, 2017

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Our final roundup of the year. We hope everyone has a healthy, happy, winter break. We will return in 2018. 

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In Case You Missed it March 17 2017

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Addressing Pervasive Biases in Academia

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The current requirements for diversity training at universities fall short of addressing the pervasive gender, racial, and ethnic biases in academia.

Explanatory Journalism and the Intellectual Abyss

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By Dave Nussbaum

Psychology figured prominently in last week’s launch of the much-anticipated Vox.com website. Their goal is to help people understand the news, an approach that’s picked up the title “explanatory journalism”:

Even Fact Will Not Change First Impressions

Austin -- Knowledge is power, yet new research suggests that a person’s appearance alone can trump knowledge. First impressions are so powerful that they can override what we are told about people. A new study found that even when told whether a person was gay or straight, participants generally identified the person's sexual orientation based on how they looked – even if it contradicted the facts presented to them.

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