Essential Reads

Gender Differences Among Adults in Business School

By Art Markman Ph.D. on September 12, 2017 in Ulterior Motives
Over the last several decades there has been concern about gender differences in performance in school in a variety of topics. What about school performance of adults?

Are Women More Codependent Than Men?

By Shawn M. Burn Ph.D. on September 09, 2017 in Presence of Mind
Traditional gender roles can set some people up for unhealthy helping and giving.

Abstinence-Only Sex Ed: Harmful? Unethical?

By Laurie Mintz Ph.D. on September 05, 2017 in Stress and Sex
A major professional society calls abstinence-only sex ed harmful and unethical. The UN backs comprehensive sex ed, and the WHO defines sexual health as including pleasure.

Five Things Transgender Kids Want Adults to Know

By Jack Turban MD MHS on September 03, 2017 in Political Minds
Adults on both sides on the aisle have argued passionately about how trans youth should be treated. Lost among these voices are those of the children themselves.

More Posts on Gender

Watching Porn in Public: Is It Ever Okay?

Seriously, kid? Do you watch porn in class and then watch the professor’s lectures at home by yourself?

Is It Possible to Be a Father and a Man at the Same Time?

A recent study examines fathers' anxieties about masculinity and parenting.

What Turns a Man On? For Some, It's Feeling Desired

By Stephen Snyder M.D. on September 18, 2017 in SexualityToday
A man whose deepest need is to feel desired may be analogous to one who gets excited by wearing women’s clothing. Best to just chalk it up to sexual diversity and accept it.
Mack Hicks

Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better

By Mack R. Hicks Ph.D. on September 15, 2017 in Digital Pandemic
Do our observations of gender differences hold up to scientific inquiry?

Why Can Training the 'Mirror Muscles' Cause Pain?

By Pirkko Markula Ph.D. on September 08, 2017 in Fit Femininity
Are you exercising but also feeling chronic pain? A functional exercise program can help.

When 'Speak Out' Culture Becomes 'Callout' Culture

College callout culture has breached the campus gate, and Google is the first high-profile company to join the post-rational world. What allowed it to happen; can it happen again?

Isn’t It Time? Having the Nerve to Acknowledge Our Strengths

By Rick Miller LICSW on September 07, 2017 in Unwrapped
To let yourself flourish in the full light, inside and out, is a gift to oneself and to the world!

Faux Feminism

Is feminism a liberation movement, a lifestyle or a brand?

Imagine If The Results Went The Other Way

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D. on September 04, 2017 in Pop Psych
If your reasoning is immune to evidence, you aren't doing science.

Revisiting the Google Manifesto

Were there gender difference in the past? It is extremely likely. Do we know if they were like gender differences we see today? No.

Why Surviving Adolescence Isn't Enough

I thought working with adolescent girls would be easy. I was wrong.

Does Women's Biology Hurt Them in Tech?

The Google memo on women went viral, but it is mainly scientific nonsense.

More and Less

As mothers enter the last decades of their lives, their roles with middle-aged daughters often shift and change in complicated ways.

Say It Isn’t So: Women and Stereotyping

We tend to minimize the roles that gender differences, socialization, and discrimination play in maintaining the status quo in the workplace.

Not Every Number Means Something

By John Staddon, Ph.D. on August 24, 2017 in Adaptive Behavior
Why do we hear so much about "gender disparities" when there are so many possible reasons for them?
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Are You Self-Sacrificing?

By Lisa Tessman Ph.D. on August 23, 2017 in I'm Only Human
Self-sacrifice doesn’t always involve sacrificing your own individual self. We also self-sacrifice when we give up what matters the most to us—which might not be our own self.

Is it Time to Bring Back Mysticism?

By Ariel Gore on August 22, 2017 in Women and Happiness
"I wouldn't draw any direct or concrete connection between mental illness and mystical experience, but I did see lots of patterns in the lives of the prophetesses I wrote about."

The Young American Male: A Shameful Chronology of Neglect

Legitimate concerns about how young males are doing continue to be simply not PC.

Mind the Gap

When those who fall outside of the dominant culture are judged because they fall outside of the dominant culture, are they given an equal opportunity?

No, Team, No!

By Laurie Helgoe Ph.D. on August 15, 2017 in Introvert Power
He's young, healthy, and not into sports? How to stop seeing this as a problem.
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Why Some Grown Women Sound Like Girls

By Deborah Grayson Riegel MSW on August 13, 2017 in Speak Easy
Up-speak, breathiness and sing-songy voices are costing women their professional credibility. Here's why.

An In-depth Analysis of the Crisis at Google

The crisis at Google in the wake of the Damore memo controversy is an unfortunate symptom of our hyperpolarized society. This post explains how to understand it and move forward.

Who's More Emotionally Intelligent, and Does Gender Matter?

Are women really poorly suited for careers in tech? One Google engineer’s claims got him fired. The facts based on personality research prove that Google made the right decision.

Follow The Bread Crumbs to Your Purpose

By Megan Dalla-Camina on August 10, 2017 in Real Women
Are you struggling to work out what your purpose is, or even how to start discovering what it is? This will help, and it's not what you think.

Why Are Periods of Solitude So Important?

Just as music depends on the space between the notes and painting also is also about the use of space, so is human life itself.

Five Obstacles Men Overcome to Accept Mental Health Problems

By Lauren Mizock Ph.D. on August 07, 2017 in Cultural Competence
Wondering how men come to accept a mental health problem? Check out this post about a few common challenges.

Why Patriarchy Is Not About Men

By Miki Kashtan Ph.D. on August 04, 2017 in Acquired Spontaneity
I see this as the core source of violence: the physical, emotional, and spiritual brutalization of boys and men.

Back-to-school Homophobia

What are your LGBT children learning in sex ed?

Is Wonder Women an Expression of Androgynous Power?

For a woman, using power can be tricky. She risks being perceived as pushy and aggressive—after all, power is openly expected to be excised by men.