- Bias Against Men When It Comes To Depression Treatment
Though men account for the overwhelming majority of suicides and have increasingly sought help for depression, the clinical community has yet to figure out how to better help them. A new pilot study from Australia shows the extent of the problem. Men sur ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 30 2017 - 3:45pm
- Sexual Harassment: 'It's All Part Of Growing Up'
Allegations about sexual harassment in Hollywood, British politics and various other sectors have exposed a reality already familiar to most women. Harassment, interruption, and intrusion from men is commonly disregarded as an inevitable part of life, unp ...
Article - The Conversation - Nov 9 2017 - 12:01pm
- Threat Via Emoji- The Law Does Not Consider Them A Joke
Nearly everyone is familiar with emoji, those popular icons that appear in text messages, emails and social media platforms. Emoji are often used as light-hearted adjuncts to text, or to soften the blow of a message. Emoji can be viewed as overly simplist ...
Article - The Conversation - Dec 5 2017 - 7:00am
- This Holiday, Poor People Will Be Wiser About Conflict Than The Middle Class
If you have a lot of assets to split, and splitting is easy, it's also easy to create ultimatums. When America was a poor country, people stayed together longer, families lived near each other, conflicts were resolved. You never went to bed angry, it ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 20 2017 - 6:18pm
- Half Of Women In STEM Have Experienced Gender Discrimination
A new Pew Research Center survey examining people’s experiences in the workplace and perceptions of fair treatment for women provides just the results you would guess; half of women say they have been subjected to gender discrimination. The survey was 4,91 ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 9 2018 - 12:23pm
- Gluten Intolerance Is Mostly An American Thing
In Canada, even people with Celiac disease don't really think of it as a disease, so it's no surprise the more subjective gluten "intolerance", which food marketers have used to create a $5 billion industry south of the Canadian border, ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 15 2018 - 6:00am
- Stereotype Threat Reversal: When Female Chess Players Compete Against Men, They Excel
Stereotype threat is a sociological invention which seeks to rationalized why some people don't perform as well as others. In biology, for example, if a group of women didn't fare well on tests sociologists argue that if there were not enough wom ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 30 2018 - 4:58pm
- McMindfulness: Buddhism Sold To You By Neoliberals
Mindfulness is big business, worth in excess of US$1.0 billion in the US alone and linked – somewhat paradoxically – to an expanding range of must have products. These include downloadable apps (1300 at the last count), books to read or color in, and onli ...
Article - The Conversation - Feb 24 2018 - 9:00am
- Virtual Reality Improves Empathy In Domestic Abusers
A virtual reality system for men who committed a domestic violence crime allows them to 'get into the victim’s shoes'- not by beating them, that likely caused the cycle of violence, according to sociologists. Instead, the belief is that violent p ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 25 2018 - 10:46am
- No, Losing Your Money Does Not Increase Risk Of Death
A recent analysis links sudden loss of wealth in middle or old age with a 50 percent higher risk of dying than those who do not have such loss. The effect can last for two decades, and whether participants are very wealthy or have only modest savings made ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 4 2018 - 6:27pm