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  • Social Psychologist Betsy Levy Paluck Awarded MacArthur Fellowship
    Source: Social Psychology Network NewsElizabeth Levy Paluck, a professor of psychology and public affairs at Princeton University, has been awarded a 2017 MacArthur Fellowship. more...

  • Parents Favor Offspring Who Match Their Sex, Study Suggests
    Source: Medical News TodayWhen 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. more...

  • Are Autism Diagnoses Associated with Socioeconomic Status?
    Source: Psych CentralProvocative 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. more...

  • In Eastern Europe, Trans Community Fights Forced Sterilization
    Source: MSNBC - International NewsIn order to legally change their gender in Eastern Europe, many trans people are subjected to mandatory sterilization and a mental illness diagnosis. more...

  • Trudeau Tells Mexico's Senate That Gender Equality Is Key to Prosperity
    Source: Canadian Broadcasting Company - Top Stories NewsProgressive labour standards and greater action to advance women's rights are key to ensuring society's support for a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement deal, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday. more...

  • Employers Miss Opportunities for Disabled Workers, Survey Finds
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportA 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. more...

  • More Hardcore Smokers Trying to Kick the Habit
    Source: U.S. News and World Report"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. more...

  • U.N. Condemns Antigay Crackdowns in Egypt, Azerbaijan, Indonesia
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportAzerbaijan, 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. more...

  • Not Just Hollywood: Women in Nearly All Industries Face Sexual Abuse
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceOver 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. more...

  • World Mental Health Day Focuses on Feeling Good at Work
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportDepression and anxiety disorders cost the global economy some $1 trillion each year in lost productivity. more...

  • Air Pollution Tied to Memory Issues for Kids Walking to School
    Source: Psych CentralChildren 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 […]. more...

  • On Days Off, Moms Continue to Work More Than Dads, Study Finds
    Source: Psych CentralIn 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. more...

  • Mini Human Brains Reveal the Effects of Psychedelics
    Source: United Press International - Health NewsResearchers in Brazil have used miniature human brains to reveal the effects of psychedelics on neural plasticity, inflammation and neurodegeneration. more...

  • Be Mindful of Hype on "Mindfulness," Experts Warn
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportScientists call for rigorous research to back up mindfulness marketing claims. more...

  • Debates, Protests Increase Over Universities' Slavery Ties
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportThe 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. more...

  • A Look Into Older Adults’ State of Mind
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportThe oldest age group is growing, but its supply of psychological support is dwindling. more...

  • UK Must Take Action on Racial Disparities, Says Party Leader
    Source: BBC News - UK PoliticsAn audit of how public services treat ethnic minorities and white working class people is to be released. more...

  • Botswana Court Ruling Affirms Trans Man's Gender Identity
    Source: MSNBC - International NewsA transgender man in Botswana must be legally recognized as male in his official government documents, the country's highest court ruled. more...

  • National Legal Network Formed to Combat Sex Discrimination in U.S.
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportA prominent women's rights advocacy group has recruited more than 70 attorneys from 15 states to form a national legal network intended to assist women and girls who are victims of sex discrimination. more...

  • "Climate Change" Vanishes from EPA 4-Year Plan
    Source: CNN - Top StoriesThe Environmental Protection Agency has identified its priorities, and climate change is not one of them. more...

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