Nature and nurture both contribute to gender inequality in leadership – but that doesn't mean patriarchy is forever

Recognizing the influence of evolution on behavior and gender norms suggests ways to reduce gender inequality in leadership in the real world.

Christopher von Rueden, Associate Professor of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond • conversation
Aug. 18, 2020 ~9 min

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What's the point of grief?

A bereavement counsellor on grief, loss and longing.

John Frederick Wilson, Honorary Research Fellow, Director of Bereavement Services Counselling & Mental Health Clinic, York St John University • conversation
May 13, 2020 ~6 min

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Play fighting helps equip animals for later life – new research

Female piglets with more play fighting experience did better in adult contests – but for males the opposite was true.

Gareth Arnott, Lecturer in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Queen's University Belfast • conversation
April 28, 2020 ~6 min

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