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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. link to source

  • 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. link to source

  • 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. link to source

  • 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. link to source

  • 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. link to source

  • 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. link to source

  • 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. link to source

  • 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. link to source

  • 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. link to source

  • 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. link to source

  • 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 […]. link to source

  • 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. link to source

  • 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. link to source

  • 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. link to source

  • 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. link to source

  • 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. link to source

  • 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. link to source

  • 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. link to source

  • 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. link to source

  • "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. link to source


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