Category Archives: Human Behavior: Gender Differences

Heavy drinking raises women’s injury risk more than men’s

(Reuters Health) – Heavy drinking increases the risk of being injured, and far more so for women than men, researchers say. In a review of emergency department admissions in 18 countries, they also found that violence was involved in twice … Continue reading

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Why some of us overeat on Thanksgiving

Newswise — MANHATTAN, Kansas — Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends and feasting — lots of feasting. So is it any surprise that our eyes always seem to become so much bigger than our stomachs at this time of … Continue reading

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Bad marriage, broken heart?

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Older couples in a bad marriage — particularly female spouses — have a higher risk for heart disease than those in a good marriage, finds the first nationally representative study of its kind. The findings suggest … Continue reading

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Job Authority Increases Depression Symptoms in Women, Decreases Them in Men

Newswise — WASHINGTON, DC, November 17, 2014 — A new study finds that having job authority increases symptoms of depression among women, but decreases them among men. “Women with job authority — the ability to hire, fire, and influence pay … Continue reading

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Gifted Men and Women Define Success Differently, 40-Year Study Finds

Newswise — Researchers spent four decades studying a group of mathematically talented adolescents, finding that by mid-life they were extraordinarily accomplished and enjoyed a high level of life satisfaction. Gender, however, played a significant role in how they pursued—and defined—career, … Continue reading

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Verbal Abuse in the Workplace: Are Men or Women Most at Risk?

Newswise — There is no significant difference in the prevalence of verbal abuse in the workplace between men and women, according to a systematic review of the literature conducted by researchers at the Institut universitaire de santé mentale de Montréal … Continue reading

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Why men have better navigational skills

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 13, 2014 - A University of Utah study of two African tribes found evidence that men evolved better navigation ability than women because men with better spatial skills - the ability to mentally manipulate objects - … Continue reading

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Only 6% of people work in the occupations they aspired to in childhood

Children who aspire to professions considered sex-typical have twice the chance of ending up in one of them as an adult.  However, only “Only 6% of people work in the profession they aspired to in childhood,” observed Javier Polavieja, Sociology … Continue reading

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Why High-Fat Meals Could Be More Harmful to Males Than Females

Newswise — LOS ANGELES (Oct. 16, 2014) – Male and female brains are not equal when it comes to the biological response to a high-fat diet. Cedars-Sinai Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute scientist Deborah Clegg, PhD, and a team of … Continue reading

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Moms-to-Be with Low Vitamin D Levels Could Have More Painful Labors

Newswise — NEW ORLEANS – Oct. 14, 2014 – Pregnant women with low vitamin D levels experience an increased amount of pain during labor, according to a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2014 annual meeting. Vitamin D deficiency has long … Continue reading

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Women with high blood pressure get different treatment than men

Women who are treated for high blood pressure are not given the same medication as men, nor do they hit the treatment targets as often, reveals a thesis from the University of Gothenburg. Around a third of Sweden’s adult population … Continue reading

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Nutrition, exercise advice from female doctors listened to more

(Reuters Health) - Women are more likely to heed guidance on nutrition, exercise and weight loss when it comes from doctors who are female, rather than male, a new study suggests. The research also found that patients, regardless of gender, … Continue reading

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Women Face Dishonesty More Often Than Men During Negotiations

Newswise — Women in business negotiations face more deceit than men, according to new research. In a study to be published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, researchers found that women are usually at a disadvantage during negotiations. “We … Continue reading

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