News tagged with gender
For decades, popular writers have entertained readers with the premise that men and women are so psychologically dissimilar they could hail from entirely different planets. But a new study shows that it's time for the Mars/Venus theories about the sexes to come back to Earth. ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 04, 2013 | 3.1 / 5 (14) | 15 |
Belief in God or other higher powers may be crucially linked to humans' cognitive ability to infer other peoples' mental states, called "theory of mind" or "mentalizing," according to research published May 30 in the open ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 30, 2012 | 3.9 / 5 (8) | 3
(Medical Xpress)—A person's style of speech—not just the pitch of his or her voice—may help determine whether the listener perceives the speaker to be male or female, according to a University of Colorado Boulder researcher ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 04, 2013 | 3.4 / 5 (8) | 6 |
Men are funnier than women, but only just barely and mostly to other men. So says a psychology study from the University of California, San Diego Division of Social Sciences.
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 19, 2011 | 2.6 / 5 (8) | 17 |
(HealthDay)—As many as one in five American children under the age of 17 has a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year, according to a new federal report.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 16, 2013 | 2.7 / 5 (6) | 1 |
difficult to earn and easy to lose. And when it's threatened, men see aggression as a good way to hold onto it. These are the conclusions of a new article by University of South Florida psychologists Jennifer K. Bosson and ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 02, 2011 | 2.8 / 5 (5) | 4 |
Female bosses sometimes have a reputation for not being very nice. Some display what's called "queen bee" behavior, distancing themselves from other women and refusing to help other women as they rise through the ranks. Now, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jun 20, 2011 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 2 |
Women report more-intense pain than men in virtually every disease category, according to Stanford University School of Medicine investigators who mined a huge collection of electronic medical records to establish the broad ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 23, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(AP) -- Boy or girl? A simple blood test in mothers-to-be can answer that question with surprising accuracy at about seven weeks, a research analysis has found.
Other Aug 10, 2011 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 2
(Medical Xpress) -- In the racy television hit show, Sex and the City, Carrie, one of the main characters tells her best girlfriends that "Men who are too good looking are never good in bed because they never had to be." ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 14, 2011 | 2.8 / 5 (4) | 3 |
(Medical Xpress) -- We have all seen the headlines. A powerful athlete, politician or businessman has committed adultery. The tabloids fly off the shelves and the papers are consumed with the hows and whys. ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 27, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(AP) -- A small but growing number of teens and even younger children who think they were born the wrong sex are getting support from parents and from doctors who give them sex-changing treatments, according ...
Health Feb 20, 2012 | 3.3 / 5 (3) | 4
In-utero exposure to relatively high magnetic field levels was associated with a 69 percent increased risk of being obese or overweight during childhood compared to lower in-utero magnetic field levels, according to a Kaiser ...
Overweight and Obesity Jul 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- Think married men and women show their love in vastly different ways? Not necessarily.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 31, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Obesity can lead to a lack of vitamin D circulating in the body, according to a study led by the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH). Efforts to tackle obesity should thus also help to reduce levels of vitamin D deficiency ...
Overweight and Obesity Feb 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Gender comprises a range of differences between men and women, extending from the biological to the social. At the biological level, men and women are typically distinguished by the presence of a Y-chromosome in male cells, and its absence in female cells. At the social level, however, there is debate regarding the extent to which the various biological differences necessitate differences in social gender roles and gender identity, which has been defined as "an individual's self-conception as being male or female, as distinguished from actual biological sex."
The word "gender" has several definitions. Colloquially, it is used interchangeably with "sex" to denote the condition of being male or female, but in the social sciences it refers to specifically social differences, such as but not limited to gender identity. More recently, it has been equated with "sexual orientation" and "identity" (especially LGBT sexuality). People whose gender identity feels incongruent with their biological sex may refer to themselves as "intergender".
Many languages have a system of grammatical gender, a type of noun class system—nouns may be classified as masculine or feminine (for example Spanish, Hebrew, Arabic and French) and may also have a neuter grammatical gender (for example Sanskrit, German, Polish, and the Scandinavian languages). In such languages, this is essentially a convention, which may have little or no connection to the meaning of the words. Likewise, a wide variety of phenomena have characteristics termed gender, by analogy with male and female bodies (such as the gender of connectors and fasteners) or due to societal norms.
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