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'Hidden' experiences of men forced to have sex with women revealed
The most frequent strategy used by women forcing men to have sex with them against their will is blackmail and threats, according to researchers at Lancaster University. This accounted for the experiences of more than one fifth of the men who completed an online survey, the first of its kind in the UK, examining the extent of men who have been forced to penetrate women. Telling lies, threats to en ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 23
Age of first exposure to pornography shapes men's attitudes toward women
WASHINGTON -- The age at which a boy is first exposed to pornography is significantly associated with certain sexist attitudes later in life, but not necessarily in the way people might think, according to research presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. The goal of our study was to examine how age of first exposure to pornography, and the nature of said ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 23
New antibiotic class found effective against gonorrhea in the laboratory
The World Health Organisation WHO has estimated that 700,000 people around the world die annually from drug resistant infections. It also listed drug resistant gonorrhoea, a sexually transmitted disease caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacterium, as a high priority infection that poses a great threat to human health. Antimicrobial resistance occurs when a strain of bacteria evolves to resist ea ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 23
Evolved masculine and feminine behaviors can be inherited from social environm...
The different ways men and women behave, passed down from generation to generation, can be inherited from our social environment - not just from genes, experts have suggested. Rather than the sexes acting differently because of genetic inheritance, the human environment and culture allow for the transfer of some gender-specific behaviour traits from generation to generation. In an article in the j ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 23
Same-sex couples do not influence their adoptive children's gender identity
There is no major difference in the gender identity development of children raised by same-sex parents compared to those adopted by heterosexual couples. These are the findings of a new study in Springer s journal Sex Roles . Lead author Rachel Farr of the University of Kentucky in the US says that the toys that children prefer to play with in their preschool years are much more tell-tale about wh ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 23
Abstinence-only-until-marriage programs and policies are a failure, research s...
Two scientific review papers released today show that abstinence-only-until-marriage programs and policies in the United States are ineffective as they do not delay sexual initiation or reduce sexual risk behaviors. They also violate adolescent human rights, withhold medically accurate information, stigmatize or exclude many youth, reinforce harmful gender stereotypes, and undermine public health ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 23
Psychological Science Introduces New Replication Category
Psychological Science has launched a new category of articles called Preregistered Direct Replications PDRs replications of studies published previously in the APS flagship journal. PDRs aim to employ as closely as possible the same methods and procedures as the original study to determine if the original effects are reproduced. The aim is to create conditions that competent experts agree test the ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Aug 23
Too Fast, Too Slow: Judging–And Misjudging–Speeds
Video played at different speeds can quickly alter what people perceive as normal speed, according to research published in Scientific Reports . Leaving a highway to take an off-ramp may come with a similar distortion in speed perception, where fast speeds seem more normal than slower ones, and going the legal limit seems especially slow. The effect is quite robust. If you watch a lot of slow moti ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Aug 23
People Favor Highly-Reviewed Products, Even When They Shouldn’t
When we re trying to decide which cell phone case to buy or which hotel room to book, we often rely on the ratings and reviews of others to help us choose. But new research suggests that we tend to use this information in ways that can actually work to our disadvantage. The findings , published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science , indicate that people ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Aug 23
Negative Outcomes Spur the Depressed to Say ‘I Saw It Coming’
Imagine that after a few stressful weeks, you ve finally arrived at your vacation spot a beachside resort you booked online but have never seen in person. How will this scenario play out What are the odds that this hotel is a nightmare A dream come true In person, the hotel is unexpectedly small and shabby and the ocean is nowhere to be seen. Did you see that coming Wasn t it just bound to happen ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Aug 23
Low-Income Extraverts Spend More on Status Than Introverted Peers
The types of goods and services that low-income individuals buy may depend, at least in part, on their personality traits, according to new research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . Our findings suggest that extraverts compensate for having low income by spending more on items and experiences that reflect higher status, says researcher B ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Aug 23
Parenting style reduces kids' distress in war
Researchers in Israel have surveyed parents and children in a region that recently experienced an armed conflict. They found that maternal authoritativeness and warmth helped to protect against psychological distress and mental health symptoms in children exposed to war. Growing up in a war zone, children are exposed to dangerous events that threaten their safety and this can cause a variety of ps ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 23
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