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From Social Psychology Network

19/10/2017 10:12 AM
Large Partisan Gap in Views on Gender Equality in the U.S.

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A new Pew Research Center survey shows Republicans and Democrats have sharply different views on the state of gender equality in the United States.

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19/10/2017 10:12 AM
Schizophrenia Interferes with All Brain Communication Networks

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New research finds the effects of schizophrenia are widespread with the disease affecting neural wiring in all areas of the brain. The finding overturns the theory that schizophrenia manifests due to communication issues in only the prefrontal and temporal lobes.

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19/10/2017 10:12 AM
Could a Robot Help Your Child Learn a Language?

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This experimental robot’s language skills are way cooler and way more useful. In a few years, it could even help deaf and hearing children learn their first language. It’s based off a 3D-printed robot, an algorithm based on neural and thermal scans, and a computer screen with an avatar that uses American Sign Language at a certain, optimal pace.

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15/10/2017 09:58 AM
Social Psychologist Betsy Levy Paluck Awarded MacArthur Fellowship

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Elizabeth Levy Paluck, a professor of psychology and public affairs at Princeton University, has been awarded a 2017 MacArthur Fellowship.

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15/10/2017 09:58 AM
Parents Favor Offspring Who Match Their Sex, Study Suggests

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When it comes to spending money, mothers may favor their daughters, while fathers tend to favor their sons. These are the results of four new experiments.

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14/10/2017 07:01 AM
Are Autism Diagnoses Associated with Socioeconomic Status?

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Provocative new research discovers children living in neighborhoods where incomes are low and fewer adults have bachelor’s degrees, are less likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder compared to kids from more affluent neighborhoods.

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14/10/2017 07:01 AM
In Eastern Europe, Trans Community Fights Forced Sterilization

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In order to legally change their gender in Eastern Europe, many trans people are subjected to mandatory sterilization and a mental illness diagnosis.

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14/10/2017 06:49 AM
Employers Miss Opportunities for Disabled Workers, Survey Finds

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A national survey finds that most employers have effective programs for accommodating workers with disabilities, but they often overlook recruiting and training practices that could expand employment opportunities.

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14/10/2017 06:46 AM
More Hardcore Smokers Trying to Kick the Habit

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"Even though they smoke more than the general population, smokers with high psychological distress have been smoking less and trying to quit more, as the overall level of smoking has decreased," said study author Margarete Kulik.

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14/10/2017 06:46 AM
U.N. Condemns Antigay Crackdowns in Egypt, Azerbaijan, Indonesia

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Azerbaijan, Egypt and Indonesia have all unjustly arrested dozens of people during anti-gay crackdowns in recent weeks, subjecting many to mistreatment in custody, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday.

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14/10/2017 06:45 AM
Not Just Hollywood: Women in Nearly All Industries Face Sexual Abuse

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Over the last few years, women have come forward in the sciences, trucking, retail, tech, and many other industries to tell their stories of harassment and assault on the job or at school.

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11/10/2017 09:31 AM
World Mental Health Day Focuses on Feeling Good at Work

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Depression and anxiety disorders cost the global economy some $1 trillion each year in lost productivity.

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11/10/2017 09:31 AM
Air Pollution Tied to Memory Issues for Kids Walking to School

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Children who are exposed to air pollution on the walk between home and school are at greater risk of cognitive damage, according to a new Spanish study led by the […].

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11/10/2017 09:30 AM
On Days Off, Moms Continue to Work More Than Dads, Study Finds

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In the first study that shows how couples spend time on a minute by minute basis, researchers found evidence that gender equality is more hype than substance, even among highly educated couples.

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11/10/2017 09:28 AM
Mini Human Brains Reveal the Effects of Psychedelics

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Researchers in Brazil have used miniature human brains to reveal the effects of psychedelics on neural plasticity, inflammation and neurodegeneration.

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11/10/2017 09:03 AM
Be Mindful of Hype on "Mindfulness," Experts Warn

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Scientists call for rigorous research to back up mindfulness marketing claims.

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11/10/2017 09:03 AM
Debates, Protests Increase Over Universities' Slavery Ties

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The debate over removing Confederate symbols from college campuses has prompted fresh questions about university benefactors whose ties to slavery or white supremacy flew under the radar in decades past.

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11/10/2017 08:58 AM
A Look Into Older Adults’ State of Mind

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The oldest age group is growing, but its supply of psychological support is dwindling.

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11/10/2017 08:55 AM
UK Must Take Action on Racial Disparities, Says Party Leader

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An audit of how public services treat ethnic minorities and white working class people is to be released.

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11/10/2017 08:51 AM
Botswana Court Ruling Affirms Trans Man's Gender Identity

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A transgender man in Botswana must be legally recognized as male in his official government documents, the country's highest court ruled.

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