My blog for Psychology Today

Is There a "Right" Way to Birth a Child?

Both sides of the debate--natural and medical--may undermine women's agency.

January, 2017

 

As Fathers of Daughters, Male Politicians Disavow Trump

Should it take a daughter for men to assert that assaulting women is wrong?

October, 2016

 

The Transgender Bathroom Controversy

Why has the debate over equal access become so contentious?

October, 2016

 

The Transgender Bathroom Battle

What do we know about the consequences of equal access?

July, 2016

 

The Psychology of Mansplaining

A buzzword that's well-grounded in research (and super-annoying).

March, 2016

 

Why People Cheat

Research into gender, income, and other factors that drive infidelity.

March, 2016

 

Should Men Wear Engagement Rings?

Engagement rings for men may be the next big trend and represent a major shift in gender norms.

December, 2015

 

Do You Eat Like a Girl?

Gendered beliefs about food may influence what we eat more than we are aware.

December, 2015

 

Dream Wedding, Rapid Divorce?

Lavish weddings are associated with higher divorce risk.

October, 2015

 

Why Some Welcome Unisex Bathrooms, and Some Steer Clear

Is this a trend that's ahead of it's time?

September, 2015

 

Why Do Men's Preferences for Wives and Daughters Differ?

Men's priorities for daughters embrace women's agency--less so their priorities for wives?

June, 2015

 

What's Yours is Mine?

Couple income-pooling, autonomy, and equality.

May, 2015

 

Are Babies Contagious?

Why parenthood spreads through social networks.

April, 2015

 

Why Are Female Models Paid More?

Women are paid less than men in nearly all other jobs.

March, 2015

 

The Benefits of Being Blond

Skin color matters. What about hair and eye color?

February, 2015

 

Who Is More Likely To Leave a Bad Relationship?

...and why men and women would both be happier if this difference went away.

February, 2015

 

Why Breakups are Actually Tougher on Men

A range of studies shows that they're less steady on their own than women.

December, 2014

 

Finding Love: How Do Most Couples Meet?

Couples are often asked how they met.  Increasingly, the answer is online.

November, 2014

 

Sibling Sex and Gender Inequality

Parents gender-stereotype mixed-sexed breeds more, offsetting sibling play effects

October, 2014

 

Can Women Reduce the Career Cost of Motherhood?

Many strategies that women use to reduce the cost of motherhood may prove ineffective

October, 2014

 

Are High-Achieving Women Doomed to be Single and Childless?

The romantic consequences of women's educational and labor market success

August, 2014

 

Who Craves Relationships More, Men or Women?

The Origins, and accuracy, of a long-held stereotype.

July, 2014

 

Understanding Interracial Relationships

Are interracial relationships mercenary exchanges or unions of equality?

July, 2014

 

Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Women's Employment

Does the pursuit of infant health come at a high financial price for mothers?

March, 2014

 

Is Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder?

Ratings of beauty are neither subjective nor reducible to evolutionary adaptation.

February, 2014

 

Happy Homemakers?

A comparison of male and female homemakers.

January 17, 2014

 

How Daughters Change Fathers

Men's gender ideology and support of women's rights may depend on child gender.

December 5, 2013

 

Beauty, Status, and the Trophy Wife Myth

Stereotypes about the gendered importance of beauty and status may be misleading.

October 4, 2013

 

 

Occupational Gender-Atypicality and Housework Hours

Married men who enter predominately-female occupations increase housework hours.

September 16, 2013