4 ways to stop stereotyping older adults during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic could be a perfect storm for amping up stereotypes about older people, but there are ways you can do better.

Kyle Mittan-Arizona • futurity
April 17, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health-and-medicine aging caregivers communication covid-19 families older-adults stereotypes

Team stamps out myth about Native Americans and smoking

Despite previous study's findings, new research shows that white people are smoking more cigarettes and are more nicotine dependent than Native Americans.

U. Arizona • futurity
March 20, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: health-and-medicine cigarettes poverty race-and-ethnicity smoking stereotypes

Ageism can shorten life expectancy

Ageism can have real consequences for the health of older people, including shorter life expectancy and reduced access to health care, researchers say.

Michael Greenwood-Yale • futurity
Jan. 16, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine aging bias life-expectancy seniors stereotypes stress

New book refutes ‘boys will be boys’

A new book examines masculinity and traces the origins of the idea that "boys will be boys."

Brown University • futurity
Nov. 12, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: featured society-and-culture beliefs gender stereotypes violence

Why Joe Biden’s stutter is a big deal

While many in the media focus on Joe Biden's verbal stumbles, many of these moments are a result of his lifelong stutter. An expert explains why it matters.

Jordan Bennett-NYU • futurity
Oct. 18, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: featured society-and-culture elections politics speech stereotypes stuttering united-states

Race, gender overlap for kids and ‘brilliant’ stereotype

Children share the stereotype that links being "brilliant" to white men more than white women, but don't apply this assumption to black men and women, say researchers.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Oct. 10, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: society-and-culture bias gender intelligence race stereotypes

Moms deal with (and perpetuate) these 7 stereotypes

Research identifies common mom stereotypes. "Mothers should think of other mothers as an ally, not someone to compare themselves to."

Angie Hunt-Iowa State • futurity
Oct. 9, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: society-and-culture mothers parents social-lives stereotypes

12 myths about homelessness in America

Why do people experience homelessness? An expert upends common assumptions about substance abuse, mental illness, and "bad choices."

Robert Polner-NYU • futurity
Sept. 26, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: featured society-and-culture homelessness housing money myths poverty stereotypes united-states

Having multiple spouses can benefit women, too

New research challenges evolution-derived sexual stereotypes about men, women, and multiple spouses.

Karen Nikos-UC Davis • futurity
Aug. 29, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: society-and-culture gender marriage reproduction stereotypes tanzania

Algorithms find top 11 adjectives for men v. women in 3.5M books

Machine learning analysis of 11 billion words in 3.5 million books reveals a clear pattern in how we describe men and women.

Maria Hornbek-Copenhagen • futurity
Aug. 27, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: society-and-culture bias language literature machine-learning stereotypes writing

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