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How our brains see men as people and women as body parts: Both genders process images of men, women differently

How our brains see men as people and women as body parts: Both genders process images of men, women differently | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that two distinct cognitive processes are in play with our basic physical perceptions of men and women -- and, importantly, provides clues as to why women are often the targets of sexual objectification.
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Gender stereotypes about math develop as early as second grade

Gender stereotypes about math develop as early as second grade | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Researchers report that children express the stereotype that mathematics is for boys, not for girls, as early as second grade, before gender differences in math achievement emerge.
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Leave It to Science: Does It Pay to Be Beautiful?

Leave It to Science: Does It Pay to Be Beautiful? | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

According to a recent survey of two thousand women, a staggering 25 percent would rather win America’s Next Top Model than a Nobel Prize. Picking beauty over brains might be a bit shallow, but is it also a bad choice? In other words: is being attractive a blessing or a curse?


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Few gender differences in math abilities, worldwide study finds

Girls around the world are not worse at math than boys, even though boys are more confident in their math abilities, and girls from countries where gender equity is more prevalent are more likely to perform better on mathematics assessment tests.

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