Social psychology

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the media during a joint press statement as part of a meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Monday, May 2, 2022. 

Democracy, interrupted: Part II

Critical State

Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive this week into how misogynist beliefs within political leadership can build an authoritarian coalition within a democracy.

Children at a school picnic.

Primary school isn’t too soon to start breaking stereotypes. It’s the best time.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris, at left, shares the stage with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg following Harris' address at the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California on February 10, 2015.

Ten ways women think outside the box

Female scientist

Is the notion of ‘innate genius’ widening science’s gender gap?

The Thinker

Research shows your social networks affect your mood — and your decisions

The World

Your Take: Self-Identity as a Mixed Race American

Conflict & Justice

On Wednesday, we talked about a study published in the Social Psychology Quarterly that found bi-racial Americans of black and white descent are identifying themselves more and more simply as black. We received an overwhelming amount of responses from listeners and we share them, along with a conversation with Jared Ball, who has written a […]

The World

Toolbelts and hard hats: the road to female financial freedom?

Why aren’t more women pursuing higher paying, blue-collar jobs in male-dominated fields as a career? Beth Kobliner, author of ‘Get a Financial Life,’ explains. And Rochelle James, a female union electrician in New York, shares her own career change.

Reported incidents of boy-on-boy sexual hazing on the rise

Conflict & Justice

A school principal in Colorado, whose 13-year-old son was sexually assaulted by three upperclassmen, says the small town they lived in did little to support his son or prevent further incidents. The case is just one in a what a recent study says is a rising number or boy-on-boy sexual hazing incidents.

U.S. workforce grows older as workers postpone retirement

American workers are pushing their retirement further down the road finding that rising life expectancies mean they’ll need more income. Some say these older workers could bring an opportunity for companies to create new work models to accommodate older workers.

Huang Yuan Yuan at work

China investing big in persuading ‘leftover women’ to get married

China has a population imbalance, with more than 20 million more men under 30 than women. And yet, there are a number of women who are choosing not to get married. China says they’re the country’s most desirable women, so the country is pushing hard to convince them to hurry up and wed.