Equality Takes Work Back in December, journalists were surprised when President Obama called exclusively on female reporters during a press conference. The president is not the only one explicitly focusing on getting women to have more of a say. Google’s … Continue reading The backlash effect
Designer Equality? Iris Bohnet believes that equality is important. So important that it can’t be left up to people. Leveraging findings from the collective fields of psychology, economics, sociology, and design thinking, in What Works: Gender Equality by Design, Iris … Continue reading Strategies for gender equality
The things we do: Why (some) women are less competitive than men Why do women tend to make less money and occupy fewer management positions than men? Do social influences affect the competitive spirits – or lack thereof – women? … Continue reading Updates to the gender issue
Lessons From Norway May Help Nudge American Dads Into Taking Paternity Leave Paternity leave still hasn’t made it as a platform issue this election season, but, in recent months, some major companies and personalities have at least brought the issue … Continue reading Nudging fathers
A Toxic Work World For many Americans, life has become all competition all the time. Workers across the socioeconomic spectrum, from hotel housekeepers to surgeons, have stories about toiling 12- to 16-hour days (often without overtime pay) and experiencing anxiety … Continue reading Too much competition for women?
Are Sexy People Really More Selfish? New Study Reveals Men and Women Differ Men with more attractive bodies are more selfish and less likely to favour equality, according to new research. Despite this, women with more attractive bodies show no greater tendency towards being selfish or less interested in equality. The results come from a study published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology (Price et al., 2015). Dr Michael Price, who led the study, said: “The results suggest that better-looking men may be biased towards being more selfish and less egalitarian. The correlation between attractiveness and selfishness was nowhere close … Continue reading Is selfishness dependent on bargaining power?
Are Women Better Decision Makers? Recently, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York said that if we want to fix the gridlock in Congress, we need more women. Women are more focused on finding common ground and collaborating, she argued. But there’s another reason that we’d benefit from more women in positions of power, and it’s not about playing nicely. Neuroscientists have uncovered evidence suggesting that, when the pressure is on, women bring unique strengths to decision making. Mara Mather, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Southern California, and Nichole R. Lighthall, a cognitive neuroscientist now at Duke University, are … Continue reading Choking under pressure is not for women