Tag Archive: gender

FA056 – Anatomy of Gender

Doctors Brian and Giuseppe talk about gender roles and gender identity. Should parents worry if their son prefers to play “girl games” or if their daughter is a tomboy? Listen here: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] You can get your free podcast subscription in iTunes. If you use iTunes, you can leave a…

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Should boys start school later than girls?

Dr. Leonard Sax, a medical doctor and research psychologist and author of the recent book “Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men,” believes that the education system fails to account for the differences between boys and girls. Way back in the June 2001 issue of Psychology…

Rejection and Immune Function

There’s a lot of research showing the impact of peer rejection on various facets of kids’ lives, but this one was new to me: The June 2008 issue of the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics will include a study examining the effect of peer rejection on youth’s immune systems. High school students, their peers,…

Predictors of eating disorders vary

The June 2008 issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine published a study examining eating disorders in boys and girls aged 9 to 15 years. They found that a maternal history of disordered eating had an impact only on the younger girls. Frequent diets and attempts to look like models or celebrities was…

Gender equality in math?

Researchers at Northwestern University found that American boys scored higher than girls on a standardized math tests, but scores were equal between the sexes in countries with the most gender equality. Girls scored higher than boys in reading in all of the 40 countries surveyed. You can read more here.