Stereotypes

Overweight Video Game Avatars 'Play' Worse Than Thin Ones

January 27, 2015
Women assigned an overweight avatar in a video tennis game didn’t play as hard as those assigned a slim one — regardless of the player’s actual size, according to a new study.

Mating Market Trumps Biology in Relationships

January 15, 2015
The popularly held sexual stereotype concludes that men want as many partners as possible, and women want stability and commitment. But what men and women want from relationships also depends heavily on the supply of potential partners, according to a UC Davis study.