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Women’s Leadership in the COVID-19 Crisis

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In times of crisis, many people seek out male leaders, but female governors have been excelling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Women Communicate More Details than Men. So what?

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Men and women adopt different speaking styles, but good leaders, male or female, must be able to shift their speaking style on a moment’s notice.

What do Men and Women Want in a Mate?

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The things we look for in a romantic partner are shaped by both evolution and society.

How a Disagreement from 16 Years Ago Can Affect Your Health Today

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Although marriage often enhances people’s health, how and when partners argue with their spouses can have negative health consequences.

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.

What Can Serial Killers Like Amy Archer-Gilligan Tell Us about Human Evolution?

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Serial killers—yes, serial killers—may tell us something important about human evolution. Some hunt; others appear to gather.

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.

Gender and Conversation: Why are Women More “In Synch” Than Men?

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Recent research shows that women are more physically “in synch” during conversations than men are.

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.