Evidence for a midlife crisis in great apes

Evidence for a midlife crisis in great apes consistent with the U-shape in human well-being

When humans in midlife reside,
We oft feel a bit off our stride
But it’s not our society
That brings this anxiety:
It’s just that we’re great apes inside.

Alexander Weiss, James E. King, Miho Inoue-Murayama, Tetsuro Matsuzawa, and Andrew J. Oswald.
Evidence for a midlife crisis in great apes consistent with the U-shape in human well-being.
PNAS 2012 : 1212592109v1-201212592.

(Note: Why did all the media coverage of this talk about men and male apes when the article emphasizes that sex is not a factor?)

Science faculty’s subtle gender biases

Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students

“Don’t use that misogyny label!
“Let’s put all our cards on the table.
“If with science you try us,
“You’ll just find some bias–
“We’ll assume that a girl is less able.”

Moss-Racusin, Corrine A.; Dovidio, John F.; Brescoll, Victoria L.; Graham, Mark J.; and Handelsman, Jo (2012) Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: Published ahead of print September 17, 2012, doi:10.1073/pnas.1211286109