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New study debunks myth that only children are more narcissistic than kids with siblings

The stereotype for only children is that they are selfish, or more self-centered than those with siblings. This stereotype is sometimes used as an argument for having more than one child, but researchers from Germany find there’s no evidence for the claim that only children are more narcissistic than children with sibling.  Michael Dufner (University of Leipzig), Mitja D. Back (University of Münster), Franz F. Oehme (University of Leipzig), Stefan C.

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.

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.

Will Saying Something Matter? Curbing Stereotyping and Prejudice through Confrontation

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Research on confronting stereotyping and prejudice suggests that individuals can play a role in curbing bias if they just speak up.

Michelle Obama is Taller than Barack Obama

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Why might a woman be told she did a “great job” at work yet be passed over for raises or a promotion? She may have been the victim of shifting standards.

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