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What’s in a Name? How the Perception of Taking a Spouse’s Surname Can Define Power in Marriage

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A new study led by a UNLV psychology professor shows that a wife’s choice of surnames may influence perceptions of her husband’s personality and the distribution of power in the marriage.

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Discrimination, Mental Health, Psychology, Health, Relationship, Marriage

Discrimination Harms Your Health – and Your Partner’s

Discrimination not only harms the health and well-being of the victim, but the victim’s romantic partner as well, indicates new research led by a Michigan State University scholar.

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Sexting, Teen Sexuality, Teens, school of education and social policy

Teen Girls ‘Bombarded and Confused’ by Sexting Requests

Adolescent women feel intense pressure to send sexual images to men, but they lack the tools to cope with their concerns and the potential consequences, according to new Northwestern University research.

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LGBQ, Women, Sexuality, Sexual Minorities, Sexual minority women, Sexual Desire

LGBQ* Women’s Sexual Desire Particularly Impacted by Social and Cultural Pressures

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After interviewing women who identify as bisexual, lesbian and heterosexual, a study from UK researchers is contributing to the understanding of how desire is influenced by issues such as sexism, religion, sexual orientation discrimination and more.

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Sexual Health, sexual communication, Health, Communication, Psychology, Research, Teen Health, Safe Sex

Short Intervention Boosts Safe-Sex Skills in Teen Girls

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A recent study finds that a 45-minute online sexual health program improved the ability of teen girls to communicate effectively about safe sex.

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adolecents, Cohabitation, Marriage, Crime, Victim

Youth Who Experience Violent Victimization Seek Intimate Relationships at an Earlier Age

A new American Sociological Review study has found that experiencing violence as an adolescent leads to early romantic relationships and cohabitating. On average, they found that victimized youth entered romantic relationships nine months earlier than non-victimized youth.

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Sociology

Buffalo State Experts: Weinberg Reflects on Changing Attitudes Toward Sexual Behavior, Identity

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In just the past six years, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, the Tinder app accelerated casual dating, Fifty Shades of Grey was an overnight sensation, and Bruce Jenner became a woman.

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sexual communication, Sexual Abstinence, Young adult behavior

Helping Young Adults Talk About Decision to Abstain, Delay Sex

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A new study looks at how college students initiate conversations about abstaining from or delaying sex. At a time of greater awareness about sexual assault, ISU's Tina Coffelt says it is important to help students navigate these conversations.

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allegations, Harassment, Assaults

APA Offers Research, Experts on Sexual Harassment Prevention in the Workplace

As you report on the ongoing allegations and reports of high-profile workplace sexual harassment and assaults, resources are available for companies that are evaluating their own sexual harassment prevention policies and training programs. Psychologists with expertise in organizational behaviors and sexual harassment are available to be interviewed on issues such as the ineffectiveness of many workplace sexual harassment training programs and what companies can do to eliminate negative behaviors within their own organizations.

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unwanted sexual contact, Social Forces

Why Do Men Have Unwanted Sex? It’s Not Just Gender Expectations, New Research Finds

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Men have unwanted sex with women in order to conform to gender expectations and to avoid uncomfortable interactions finds new research by a New York University sociologist.







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