Psychology & Psychiatry

Prejudice linked to women's menstrual cycle

Women's bias against male strangers increases when women are fertile, suggesting prejudice may be partly fueled by genetics, according to a study by Michigan State University psychology researchers.

Psychology & Psychiatry

The unpopular truth about biases toward people with disabilities

Needing to ride in a wheelchair can put the brakes on myriad opportunities—some less obvious than one might think. New research from Michigan State University sheds light on the bias people have toward people with disabilities, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Implicit attitudes can change over the long term

Data from more than 4 million tests completed between 2004 and 2016 show that Americans' attitudes toward certain social groups are becoming less biased over time, according to research published in Psychological Science, ...

Health

Changing attitudes on genital cutting through entertainment

Female genital cutting constitutes a serious health risk for millions of girls and women. Researchers from the University of Zurich have found a promising approach to change attitudes within cutting communities. They produced ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Numerical simulation provides insights into social attitudes

A Singaporean computer scientist and his American colleague have created a computer simulation of how humans perform on a widely employed test of implicit or unconscious social attitudes, particularly racial bias.

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