The amazing stereotype accuracy of sex differences in movie genre preferences

Wühr, P., Lange, B. P., & Schwarz, S. (2017). Tears or fears? Comparing gender stereotypes about movie preferences to actual preferences. Frontiers in psychology, 8, 428. This study investigated the accuracy of gender-specific stereotypes about movie-genre preferences for 17 genres. In Study 1, female and male participants rated the extent to which 17 movie genres…

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A sex difference that won’t go away and measurement invariance

Whitley, E., Deary, I. J., Ritchie, S. J., Batty, G. D., Kumari, M., & Benzeval, M. (2016). Variations in cognitive abilities across the life course: Cross-sectional evidence from Understanding Society: The UK Household Longitudinal Study.Intelligence, 59, 39–50. doi.org/10.1016/j.intell.2016.07.001 Background Populations worldwide are aging. Cognitive decline is an important precursor of dementia, illness and death and,…

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The inconsistency of studies of gender differences in cognitive abilities: due to using different methods?

I read this study: Palejwala, M. H., & Fine, J. G. (2015). Gender differences in latent cognitive abilities in children aged 2 to 7. Intelligence, 48, 96-108. It reminded me that these studies rarely test what happens when one uses a bunch of different methods on the same dataset. Nyborg (2003) wrote years ago that…

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Review: Is there anything good about men? (Roy F. Baumeister)

www.goodreads.com/book/show/8765372-is-there-anything-good-about-men gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=B21C5698CE12510CDEDBE940259BDF6F If you read the original essay, there is not much to recommend about the book. It taught me very little, has no data tables, no plots, no figures. Numbers are only mentioned in the text and sources are only given in the back of the book. There were a few interesting works mentioned,…

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Review: Taking sex differences seriously (Steven E. Rhoads)

bookos.org/s/?q=taking+sex+differences&t=0 This shortish book contains a wealth of information and 100s of citations. Unfortunately, the author has not kept a high standard of citing things, nor does he make it clear when he cites something less reliable. This makes it the case that one cannot just take the points for granted and have to check…

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Women in prisons in percent

I stumbled across some Men Right’s Activist websites, which i had not payed particularly attention to before, and found something that sounded dubious: There are roughly 5100 men in Swedish prisons and almost 300 women – which is the most disproportionate inmates number by gender in Europe and an obvious proof of leniency propensity on…

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Paper: Gendered Shopping: A Seven Country Comparison (Ellis et al)

Gendered Shopping A Seven Country Comparison Abstract Studies in Western countries have revealed that women spend more time shopping than do men with the exception of online shopping. To extend this finding to non-Western populations, the present study used identical methods of observing visitors to indoor shopping malls in seven different countries. Three of the…

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