Gender Essential Reads

Are You Flirting More Than You Realize?

Whether or not you intend to, you may be sending out signals that you’re sexually available. See which of the 5 flirting types fits your own behavior.

Eight Major Problems for Women on the Job

Are you female, and frustrated by your slow advancement at work? Here are roadblocks you don't see.

How Many Sex Partners Does It Take to Be Happy?

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on May 13, 2016 in Insight Therapy
When it comes to sex, most people will agree that the partnered version is better than the solitary one. But how many partners?

Checking Up on the Science of Homosexuality

What does science really tell us about sexual orientation?

13 Things You Must Know if You Are Divorcing a Narcissist

By Peg Streep on May 11, 2016 in Tech Support
Divorce is hard enough under any circumstances, especially if there are children in the mix, but divorcing a narcissist can be hell on earth. Here's what you should prepare for.

Helping Boys Become Ethical Men

Boys become adults at the same time they head off to college. Here's how to make this transition more intentional to help boys become healthy and ethical men.

Is Title IX Anti-Evolutionary?

Is Title IX against human nature?

What's the Big Deal About Bathrooms?

What the North Carolina bathroom bill means for kids in schools

What the Bible and “Nature” Say About Bathroom Laws

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on May 09, 2016 in Animals and Us
Is the North Carolina law legalizing discrimination against gays, lesbians, and transsexuals consistent with the Bible and the laws of nature?

Mothers Are Altruists Sine Qua Non

Mothering is, by far and away, the most common form of prosocial behavior in our species. Here’s why.

What We Can Learn From a Traveling, Talking, Mime

Master storyteller, Bill Bowers, shows us how to make the invisible visible in his new solo show about traveling the world as a mime who talks.

The Surprising Psychology of Baby Naming

Your name was, in all likelihood, selected by your parents and you, in turn, will select names for the kids you decide to have. Here's what might influence that decision

Are Men and Women Portrayed Differently in TV Ads

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on April 23, 2016 in A Sideways View
Does television mirror or mould attitudes to gender differences? Why are males portrayed more often as professional authorities and women as naïve consumers all around the world

Can Renouncing Promiscuity Help You Find Monogamous Love?

By Zhana Vrangalova Ph.D. on April 11, 2016 in Strictly Casual
Most people prefer to date nonpromiscuous partners. But what if someone puts their promiscuity behind them and fully commits to monogamy?

Consensus Statement on the Implementation of Co-Parenting

As shared parenting has been recognized as a post-divorce parenting arrangement optimal to child development and well-being, its implementation should proceed without delay.

6 Relationships in Every Marriage

Identifying which of the six marital relationships is implicated in any conflict can help the couple come up with resolutions and strategies to prevent future conflicts.

What, Exactly, Is Gender Equality? It’s Not Numbers

Gender differences in behavior may have a biological as well as a social determinant. Can we envisage a time when we accept these as true examples of individuality?

Why the Person Closest to You Needs to Have Your Back

We all need others to help us through life’s tough times. For men and women, the scripts of who helps who and when may prove to be very different.

Supporting Transgender Children

Beyond conversion therapy and news headlines: How do we best to respond to gender nonconforming kids?

Why Women Can't Accept Compliments

By Jen Kim on March 29, 2016 in Valley Girl With a Brain
Don't know how to say 'thank you' when someone says something nice? Here's why.

It's Killing Us: Why Neglecting Boys Hurts Girls Too

It is my strong belief that a major reason we have not given youth suicides and ODs the attention they deserve is because they are more of a male problem than a female one.

How Many People Are Actually Interested in Threesomes?

By Zhana Vrangalova Ph.D. on March 21, 2016 in Strictly Casual
What do young people think about threesomes? Have they had one? Would they? A new study with Canadian undergrads answers these questions.

Why Do People Cheat?

Despite strong consensus that infidelity is wrong, as many as 10-25% of married couples in the US experience sexual infidelity. Why is infidelity so common? Can it be prevented?

What Explains Racial, Gender, and Other Group-Based Gaps?

By Lee Jussim Ph.D. on March 13, 2016 in Rabble Rouser
Racial and gender gaps are everywhere. So are social class gaps, political gaps, and all sorts of other gaps. Does discrimination cause all gaps? (Spoiler: Probably not)

Does Sexism Harm Women If It's Covert And Subtle?

Research shows how subtle sexism in the workplace can harm women as much as the overt, blatant form.

Shawn Rubin on Gender Diversity Issues

The future of mental health interview series continues with Shawn Rubin on gender diversity issues.

What Infertility Feels Like for Men

Men often feel like their emotions need to take a backseat, and this can lead to a powder keg of emotions, waiting to explode.

The Oscar Speech I Wanted: Mya Taylor From "Tangerine"

By Mark O'Connell L.C.S.W.- R. on February 25, 2016 in Quite Queerly
I commissioned Mya Taylor from the film "Tangerine" to give the Oscar speech I wanted this year. Hollywood and the Oscars need to do better to celebrate unsung lives and stories.

To Be Funny or Not to Be Funny--That is the Question

By Madeleine A Fugère Ph.D. on February 22, 2016 in Dating and Mating
A good sense of humor is considered one of the most important traits in a potential mate by both men and women, but should you use humor if you're trying to attract a partner?

Manhood Through a Hostile Lens

By Isaiah Pickens Ph.D. on February 18, 2016 in Revolutionary Thoughts
Is our idea of manhood linked too strongly with seeing the world as hostile? Redefining masculinity may help reduce aggression among our kids and political leaders.