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Gender Roles Highlight Gender Bias in Judicial Decisions

Judges may be just as biased or even more biased than the general public in deciding court cases where traditional gender roles are challenged, according to a new study published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.

This study examined the role of gender bias relating to judges and legal decisions, and the sex discrimination worked both ways, sometimes against women and sometimes against men.

People Looking for Prestige Prefer “Big Ponds” Over Small Ones

Would you rather be the big frog in a small pond or the small frog in a big pond? The decision rests on culture: Chinese are more likely to choose the big pond than Americans.

Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI October 26, 2018

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In the news this week, a look at machine intelligence making moral decisions. See what else you may have missed online.

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Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI October 19, 2018

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The growth mindset and empathy figure prominently this week. See what else you may have missed online.

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For Decision-Makers Who Want the Best, Focus on the Strategy

In a recent study, social psychologists show that for maximizers, whether you feel good or bad after making a decision is not only a result of which option you chose, but also the process you took to make the decision.