Topic: Gender

For Women, Job Authority Adds to Depression Symptoms

Nov. 20, 2014

Job authority increases symptoms of depression among women, but decreases them among men, according to a new study from University of Texas at Austin sociologist Tetyana Pudrovska.

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Diet Affects Men's and Women's Gut Microbes Differently

July 29, 2014

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AUSTIN, Texas  The microbes living in the guts of males and females react differently to diet, even when the diets are identical, according to a study by scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and six other institutions published this week in the journal Nature Communications.

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Teachers Think White Females Lag Behind in Math, University of Texas at Austin Study Finds

April 4, 2012

High school math teachers tend to rate white female students' math abilities lower than those of their white male peers, even when their grades and test scores are comparable, according to a University of Texas at Austin study.

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Sex-Segregated Schooling Ineffective and Increases Gender Stereotyping, Experts Warn

Oct. 3, 2011

Sex-segregated schooling is not superior to coeducational schooling and carries the risk of exaggerating sexism and gender stereotyping, according to a new report co-authored by a University of Texas at Austin psychologist.

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Empowerment, Self-Defense Motivating Factors for Texas Women to Hold Concealed Handgun Licenses

Aug. 23, 2011

Texas women who hold concealed handgun licenses (CHLs) are motivated to do so by feelings of empowerment and a need for self-defense, according to new research to be presented at the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.

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