Gender and Depression

3 Jan

A meta-analysis of 160 studies with more than 3.5 million subjects from 90 countries showed that about two times as many females than males suffer from depression. (In brief, Monitor on Psychology, 2017, 48(8), p. 12)


30 Dec

Research shows that colleagues see leaders low in charisma as weak in strategic leadership and see leaders high in charisma as weak in managing details and resources. (In brief, Monitor on Psychology, 2017, 48(8), p. 10)


27 Dec

Research shows that fathers respond to their toddler daughters with more talk about emotions and sing more to them than they do with their toddler sons. They respond to their toddler sons with more achievement-related language and with more rough-and-tumble play than with their daughters. (In brief, Monitor on Psychology, 2017, 48(8), 9)


24 Dec

Holiday greetings!


19 Dec

Most of research subjects have been male. However, since 2001, with the landmark Institute of Medicine’s report emphasizing that sexual differences do influence biology, there has been increased awareness of closing the research-biased gender gap and also physician gender bias in diagnosis and treatment. Progress is being made, yet, much more is needed. (Not just for men, Scientific American, 2017, 317(3), 52-57)


16 Dec

Friedrich Hayek: If we wish to preserve a free society, it is essential that we recognize that the desirability of a particular object is not sufficient justification for the use of coercion.


9 Dec

Our self-talk is beginning to be the subject of neuroscientific investigation that will illuminate the processes of our cognition. (Fernyhough, C. Talking to ourselves? Scientific American, 2017, 317(2), 74-79)In my opinion such investigation will illuminate how we internalize the language and content of others in our social sphere.