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Sex sells: how masculinity is used as currency to buy sperm donors' time
Sperm banks in the United Kingdom and Australia use images and phrases associated with masculinity to attract donors because laws prohibit them from paying for sperm. Research co-authored by Cass Business School academic Dr Laetitia Mimoun has analysed marketing strategies used by sperm banks in the United Kingdom and Australia and found they rely on masculine archetypes to create value for a commodity they cannot legally buy. Globally, the sperm donation ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Global study of urban poor links childhood adversity to adolescent violence an...
Tracing violence in young men to boyhood trauma buttresses conclusion of second, related global analysis of gender equality that achieving equality requires focusing on boys and girls Analysis by 22 experts finds boys and girls have an equal role to play in achieving SDG5 and interventions should start much younger as gender straightjackets locked by age 15 Washington, DC May 20, 2019 --In poor urban areas around the world, exposure to adverse events as ch ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
Lonely young adults ‘in every kind of neighbourhood’
Academics from King 8217 s College London found loneliness was an issue in urban as well as rural areas and in wealthy areas as well as deprived ones. They say loneliness is a particular problem among young adults 8211 regardless of gender or socio-economic background. The study says these adults are more likely to have a negative view of where they live, compounding their isolation. The King 8217 s College research says 8220 The findings of this study rev ...
Psychological Science - Mon. May 27
Collaborative problem solvers are made not born – here’s what you need to ...
Challenges are a fact of life. Whether it s a high-tech company figuring out how to shrink its carbon footprint, or a local community trying to identify new revenue sources, people are continually dealing with problems that require input from others. In the modern world, we face problems that are broad in scope and great in scale of impact think of trying to understand and identify potential solutions related to climate change, cybersecurity or authoritari ...
Psychological Science - Mon. May 27
‘ScreenTime: Diane Sawyer Reporting,’ 2-hour ABC News special, challenges fami...
How much time do you spend looking at your phone If you 8217 re like the average American, it adds up to about 49 days out of the year. ABC News 8217 Diane Sawyer spent six months traveling the country and talking to families, teachers, doctors and even tech insiders to put together a two-hour special about how screen time is affecting us and what we can do about it. As part of the special, researchers helped Sawyer 8217 s team recreate a study in which pa ...
Psychological Science - Mon. May 27
What Actually Works to Get People to Vaccinate?
Does public shaming work Being kind and non-judgmental Banning people from public places and fining parents 1,000 As communities deal with the United States 8217 worst measles outbreaks in 25 years and the country faces losing its 8220 measles-free 8221 status, Americans are debating how best to encourage the reluctant to get vaccinated. Measles is an infectious disease that can be deadly and has no cure although some treatments can make the symptoms less ...
Psychological Science - Mon. May 27
The Surprising Boost You Get From Strangers
We were five minutes into the worst turbulence I d ever experienced approaching Boston s Logan International Airport in a severe winter storm when I turned to the woman next to me and said Hey, would you mind chatting with me for a few minutes I m really nervous. We hadn t spoken much during the flight, other than the usual pleasantries. But my seatmate seemed friendly. And I suddenly felt desperate for a human connection. Sure, my name is Sue, the woman r ...
Psychological Science - Mon. May 27
We Gossip About 52 Minutes A Day. That May Not Be As Toxic As It Sounds
Almost everyone gossips. And a new study finds that people spend about 52 minutes per day, on average, talking to someone about someone else who is not present. But here 8217 s the surprise Despite the assumption that most gossip is trash talk, the study finds that the vast majority of gossip is nonjudgmental chitchat. 8220 We actually found that the overwhelming majority of gossip was neutral, 8221 says study author Megan Robbins , a psychologist at the U ...
Psychological Science - Mon. May 27
Many Elite Athletes Ashamed to Seek Help for Mental Illness
Athletes are supposed to be strong and self-assured, so many don t seek help for mental health issues, a new study finds. It s not just the stigma of mental illness that prompts many to tough it out alone, but also busy schedules, gender stereotyping and lack of understanding about mental health issues. That s the consensus of researchers from Brazil, the Netherlands and the United States, who looked at 52 studies covering more than 13,000 elite athletes i ...
Healthday - Mon. May 27
Shame Around Mental Illness May Be Fading, Survey Shows
Stigma regarding mental health could be disappearing in the United States, a new survey finds. In the online poll of more than 1,000 adults, 87 37 said a mental disorder is nothing to be ashamed of, and 86 37 said they believe that people with such disorders can get better. And a sizable group doesn t view the most common mental disorders as disorders -- 33 37 said that about anxiety and 22 37 said the same about depression, according to the survey recentl ...
Healthday - Mon. May 27
For Kids, Obesity and Mental Health Woes Often Go Hand-in-Hand
Starting at age 7, kids can get stuck in a vicious cycle of obesity and emotional problems that is hard to escape, British researchers say. Investigators are not sure what triggers the struggle, but new study findings suggest that, over time, youngsters who are obese are likely to develop anxiety and moodiness, while those with emotional problems are more apt to become obese. Awareness and understanding that higher weight and emotional problems often occur ...
Healthday - Mon. May 27
Report finds California above national average for sexual harassment rates
In the state of California, reported incidences of sexual harassment are 5 percent higher for women and 10 percent higher for men than the national average, report the authors of a joint study produced by the Center for Gender Equity and Health GEH at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the nonprofit organization California Coalition Against Sexual Assault CALCASA . California has led the nation s focus on the MeToo and TimesUp moveme ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 27
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