Studies refute common stereotypes about obese workers
EAST LANSING, Mich. New research led by a Michigan State University scholar refutes commonly held stereotypes
that overweight workers are lazier, more emotionally unstable and harder to get along with than their "normal weight" colleagues.
With the findings, employers are urged to guard agains...
Forget the 'Old' Stereotypes - New Survey Reveals that Baby Boomers Are Feeling More 'Young' and Active than Ever!
Nearly 50 Percent of Boomers Say They Are More Adventurous and Willing to Experiment Now Than When They Were in Their 20s
- Boomers Can Stay On-the-Go with New ThermaCare(R) Arthritis HeatWraps -
CINCINNATI, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a recent study, sixty-
four percent of...
Autistic Kids can Understand Other People Through Stereotypes
Scientists at University College London have revealed that autistic children have a capacity to understand other people through stereotypes
. Professor Uta Frith of the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, psychologist, who led the research, believes stereotypes
could be used to help improve ho...
LSUHSC contributes to revealing targets to reduce racial disparity in prostate cancer deaths
...an time pressures or encounter characteristics may impede their ability to fully address patient needs. Other factors such as provider bias, erroneous stereotypes
or lack of understanding of minorities may also influence patient trust, health behaviors, and receptivity toward seeking or utilizing health care ser...
Justice Department Releases New Fact Sheet on the Rights of Persons With HIV or AIDS to Obtain Occupational Training and State Licensing
...rsue these occupations.
"People with HIV or AIDS should not be denied access to their chosen profession because of outdated laws or unfounded stereotypes
and fears. The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is committed to the full and fair enforcement of the Americans with Disabilitie...
Understanding the process of homosexual identity formation among Asian and Pacific Islander youth
Over time, many manage the conflicts that arise from choosing one over the other and enter into a homosexual identity with many negative stereotypes
and assumptions related to their ethnic identity. Still others sublimate their sexual identify and appear asexual until they are able to synthesize an...
Purple Communications(TM) Launches Dream Bigger Initiative Celebrating the Stories, Culture, and Heritage of America's Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community
...n, and the only deaf person, ever to ride on a factory racing team. Seeking to be the fastest woman motocross rider in the world, Ashley is destroying stereotypes
for the deaf community and women motocross riders everywhere she races.
Jeremias Valencia , founder of the Deaf Sports Academy in Riversi...
Partners in Policymaking Graduates New Generation of Disability Leaders
... the graduation ceremony and will highlight the important role that Partners play in furthering the disability rights movement by dispelling myths and stereotypes
about disability that historically have led to isolation, exclusion and oppression of people with disabilities.
On the evening before graduation...
The Soloist: A Call to Action
...ll help humanize people who live with schizophrenia and are homeless," said NAMI executive director Mike Fitzpatrick. "It will help people look beyond stereotypes
and create better understanding of the challenge for treatment and recovery."
"The mental health care system is in crisis. After people exit the...
Think memory worsens with age? Then yours probably will
...h worse than seniors who do not buy in to negative stereotypes
about aging and memory loss.
In a study publish... adults' ability to remember suffers when negative stereotypes
are "activated" in a given situation. "For example...ctors that influenced the extent to which negative stereotypes
influence older adults. For example, the researche...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
... 2 and 4.
"Results reported here demonstrate that the tetravalent dengue vaccine elicited a neutralizing antibody response to all four dengue virus stereotypes
and provided both short-term and long-term protection against challenges from each of the four serotypes," say the researchers.
(K. Raviprakash, D....
Men Estimate Men's Risks Of Common Disorders Higher Than Women Do, And Vice Versa
...ds to think risks are higher for their own sex than for the other gender. Previous studies suggest that lay people and health professionals operate on stereotypes
about the gender patterning of certain types of health problem and health behaviour. For example, coronary heart disease tends to be perceived as a 'm...
Athletics, pop culture and the arts
...ndred thousand descended on southeast Wisconsin to mark the occasion with rumbling appreciation. The makeup of the crowd showed you can file away your stereotypes
about motorcyclists with your Easy Rider video. Many of the people who cruised into Milwaukee were computer programmers, chemists, business executives...
Delivery of needles in the Capitol missed the point about stem-cell research
...John Gard, he might have said, "Never in the field of politics were so many stereotypes
and misperceptions reinforced for so many by so few."
In case you missed...dwelling on the incident. Still, the episode unnecessarily reinforced a few stereotypes
and, as a result, did little to help the cause of promoting stem cell resea...
More women needed in interface design
...out men failing to ask for directions because there is a seed a truth in the stereotype (just as, Im willing to admit, there are seeds of truth in the stereotypes
of women, too). With that foreknowledge, though, why do we ask men to test products intended for mass consumer markets? A guy is going to tinker with ...