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Are Men Really Funnier Than Women?

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A new review of scientific research that compares men’s and women’s ability to produce humor has the answer.

The Perils of Thinking of Gender as Biology

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Indifference to the rights of women and transgender people may lie in a certain way of thinking about gender.

The Appeal of Sexism to the Romantically Insecure

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Emotionally distant men in romantic relationships tend to have greater beliefs that women are manipulative and power-hungry.

Failure of Female Role Models Affects Beliefs about Women More Generally

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Role models are not superhuman, and they sometimes fail. Although we might accept their imperfections, we do not expect that other people will treat them the same.

Psychology News Roundup: ICYMI August 16, 2019

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Cabbage rolls, water bottles, and disappointment: See what you may have missed in the world of personality and social psychology in this week's ICYMI roundup.

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When Women Thrive in Male-Dominated Workplaces

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Women who work in traditional male fields can thrive when they are fully valued and respected by their organization and their male colleagues.

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