Selfie editing can turn into ‘self-objectification’ for teen girls

When should parents worry about teen girls' selfies? Usually, they're no big deal, researchers say, unless editing becomes an obsession.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
Feb. 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: social-media teenagers gender photography featured society-and-culture physical-appearance

Seeing God as a white man shapes views of leadership

"Basically, if you believe that a white man rules the heavens, you are more likely to believe that white men should rule on Earth."

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
Feb. 4, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: gender religion bias featured society-and-culture beliefs physical-appearance images race-and-ethnicity

‘Nice people finish last’ with investors, ‘Shark Tank’ shows

To study how investors judge pitches, researchers used an odd laboratory: the TV show "Shark Tank."

Jill Young Miller-Washington U. • futurity
June 28, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: business television money society-and-culture physical-appearance confidence investments

Can ‘painting’ 3D scans improve body image?

3D scans and digital painting avatars might be a way to foster body positivity, research finds.

Cailin Riley-Missouri • futurity
June 24, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: young-adults health-and-medicine physical-appearance imaging-technology self-image

Looks can sway which med students get residency offers

New research shows distinct appearance bias among reviewers for radiology residencies.

Sarah Avery-Duke • futurity
June 4, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: obesity bias physicians jobs faces society-and-culture health-and-medicine physical-appearance body-weight

Why fitness instructors shouldn’t talk about looks

Women can leave an exercise class feeling great or lousy about themselves. It depends on the fitness instructor's script.

Hilary Hurd Anyaso-Northwestern • futurity
Dec. 26, 2018 ~3 min

Tags: exercise motivation society-and-culture physical-appearance rhetoric

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