‘Stereotype threat’ makes older adults perform worse

Stereotypes that view older adults as cognitively or physically impaired can hinder performance. But older adults' attitudes about aging matter, too.

Anna Varela - Georgia State • futurity
Feb. 19, 2021 ~5 min

Clicks on a job site reveal hiring discrimination

A broad look at recruiters' actions on a job website reveals who experiences hiring discrimination and when, report researchers.

ETH Zurich • futurity
Jan. 27, 2021 ~7 min

'Male' vs 'female' brains: having a mix of both is common and offers big advantages – new research

While there are small differences between male and female brains, most of us have a mix of both.

Yi Zhang, Visiting Phd Candidate, University of Cambridge • conversation
Jan. 20, 2021 ~8 min

Stereotypes may stifle some harassment claims

People in a new study deemed the sexual harassment claims of "prototypical" women more credible, which raises the question of who gets silenced.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
Jan. 15, 2021 ~9 min

Widowers who cook bust stereotypes

A new study finds that widowers often relish cooking, whereas widows avoid cooking.

Michael Skov Jensen-Copenhagen • futurity
Dec. 7, 2020 ~6 min

Which countries have the most ageism?

Ageism varies among countries, new research shows. Older adults in Japan and China are highly respected; but that's less true in the US.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
Dec. 1, 2020 ~7 min

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

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

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

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