Wives try to earn less? Not according to the data

A closer look at the data says no, women don't sabotage their own earnings to align with the "male breadwinner norm."

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
Oct. 16, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: economics gender jobs money relationships stereotypes society-and-culture

Nobel Prizes have a diversity problem even worse than the scientific fields they honor

With 3% of science Nobels going to women and zero going to Black people, these awards are an extreme example of how certain demographics are underrepresented in STEM fields.

Marc Zimmer, Professor of Chemistry, Connecticut College • conversation
Sept. 29, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: women-in-stem nobel-prize women-in-science discrimination stereotypes stem-careers innovation-and-invention nobel-laureates imposter-syndrome underrepresented-students role-models leaky-stem-pipeline stem-role-models science-role-models racist-stereotypes

Positive messages about Blackness buoy Black girls

New findings link positive messages—and positive feelings about being Black—with a decreased likelihood of depression symptoms in Black teen girls.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Sept. 23, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: teenagers depression gender families stereotypes society-and-culture self-image race-and-ethnicity

American society teaches everyone to be racist – but you can rewrite subconscious stereotypes

If you’re American – regardless of the color of your skin – racism structures how you think. Changing the system should change these implicit biases.

R. Nathan Pipitone, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Florida Gulf Coast University • conversation
Sept. 17, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: psychology implicit-bias racism police-shootings police-shootings-of-black-men decision-making implicit-association-test racial-stereotypes cultural-bias stereotype

Stereotypes in language may shape bias against women in STEM

Stereotypes embedded in languages around the world may shape biases against women entering STEM careers, new research suggests.

Stacy Kish-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
Aug. 10, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: language gender bias stereotypes society-and-culture stem-careers

Survey: 80% older adults have faced ageism

Many older adults in a new survey report experiencing some kind of ageism, though it hasn't dimmer their view of getting older.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
July 14, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: aging bias emotions surveys stereotypes health-and-medicine

Gender bias about who’s ‘brilliant’ spans the globe

"...people explicitly say that they associate women with brilliance. Yet implicit measures reveal a different story..."

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
July 2, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: gender bias stereotypes society-and-culture beliefs perception

Scans suggest how stereotypes affect the brain

A group of Mexican American college students watched stigmatizing news clips that reinforced negative stereotypes. Here's how that affected their brains.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: brains stereotypes society-and-culture health-and-medicine college-students punishment stigma rewards race-and-ethnicity

Calling out white people for sexism can cut racism, too

"Confronting someone is challenging, but we hope that knowing that it can be effective might make people more willing to step up."

Megan Schumann-Rutgers • futurity
June 25, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: gender bias racism stereotypes featured society-and-culture race-and-ethnicity

Out with the old: Coronavirus highlights why we need new names for aging

What's in a word? Plenty, when it comes to the choices we use to describe people over 60. Stigma against older people that has been evident during the COVID-19 pandemic shows why it's time to change.

Paul Nash, Instructional associate professor of gerontology, University of Southern California • conversation
May 6, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 aging discrimination prejudice coronavirus-2020 seniors living-longer-2020 older-people stereotypes ageism older-workers age-discrimination living-longer

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