Category Archives: Human Behavior: Bias

Patients with mental illness less likely to receive diet, exercise advice

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — More than half of patients with symptoms of mental illness - and nearly one-third of those who also had diabetes - said their health care providers had never told them to exercise or reduce their intake of … Continue reading

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US establishes Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons

I could not be more proud to announce Randy Berry as the first-ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons. We looked far and wide to find the right American official for this important assignment. Randy’s a leader. … Continue reading

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Your voice reveals your intelligence

A résumé highlighting stellar professional credentials and experience could pique the interest of a prospective employer, but it’s your voice that may actually help you land the job. A new study by University of Chicago Booth School of Business Professor … Continue reading

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Top 10 worst paying jobs for women

Research found that pay gaps between men and women are often wider in traditionally high-paying occupations A full-time female employee earned 82.5% of what a man earned in 2014, up considerably from 1979, when women made an estimated 62% of … Continue reading

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Powder vs. crack: NYU study identifies arrest risk disparity for cocaine use

In light of the current sentencing disparity(18:1) between crack and powder cocaine possession in the United States, researchers from New York University’s Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (NYU CDUHR) examined socioeconomic correlates of use of each, and relations … Continue reading

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Are voters wary of admitting to ethnic or religious biases?

Politics is full of surveys purporting to explain why voters act the way they do. But how can we really pinpoint the factors that explain what happens inside the voting booth? A new paper co-authored by an MIT political scientist … Continue reading

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How Our Schools Are Holding Black Girls Back

Authors: Lori Bezahler is the President of the Edward W. Hazen Foundation. Cassie Schwerner is Senior Vice President of Programs at the Schott Foundation for Public Education. Kavitha Mediratta is Head of Racial Equity Programs at The Atlantic Philanthropies. President … Continue reading

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Both Liberals, Conservatives Can Have Science Bias: Ohio State Study

Newswise — COLUMBUS, Ohio – New research suggests that liberals, as well as conservatives, can be biased against science that doesn’t align with their political views. The study found that people from both the left and right expressed less trust … Continue reading

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Do Clothes Make the Doctor? U-M Researchers Report on Patient Perceptions of Physicians Based on Attire

Newswise — ANN ARBOR, Mich. — What should doctors wear? And how does something as simple as their choice of a suit, scrubs or slacks influence how patients view them? A new analysis takes a comprehensive look – and finds … Continue reading

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Many universities intentionally undercount sexual assaults on campus, research finds

WASHINGTON - New research shows a pattern of underreporting of on-campus sexual assaults by universities and colleges across the nation, and some schools have continued to underreport even after being fined for violations of federal law, according to a study … Continue reading

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How negative stereotyping affects older people

The most comprehensive analysis to date of research on the effect of negative stereotypes on older people’s abilities has concluded that these stereotypes create a significant problem for that demographic. A research team at the University of Kent’s School of … Continue reading

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The Politics of Size: Perspectives from the Fat Acceptance Movement

Our society is body-size obsessed. The result? An environment where “fat people” are consistently shunned and discussed disparagingly behind their backs. Although fat people typically bear the brunt of the institutionalized oppression around being oversized, pervasive closeminded attitudes about body … Continue reading

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For the first time in at least 50 years, a majority of U.S. public school students come from low-income families: federal data

For the first time in at least 50 years, a majority of U.S. public school students come from low-income families, according to a new analysis of 2013 federal data, a statistic that has profound implications for the nation. The Southern … Continue reading

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