gender

As its authors claim, this book offers a ‘map and a compass in this ever-changing gender landscape’. The book is written for those questioning their gender identity but with a view to professionals also benefiting from engaging with it. The authors are both therapists,...

Egalitarian norms are typically endorsed in most modern Western democracies, and it could be argued that expressions of sexist beliefs and attitudes have been driven ‘underground’. As a result, subtle forms of sexism (e.g. a belief in the virtue of women exhibiting ‘feminine...

Cordelia Fine argues no; Joe Herbert says yes.

Cordelia Fine: A common assumption, which I refer to as the ‘Testosterone Rex’ view, is that testosterone is a proximal tool of distal...

I bought your Deconstructing Developmental Psychology as an undergraduate in 1994. What I took from it back then was to question everything, to look behind the veil. Are those defining features of your approach?
Questioning everything? Yes....

The introduction of the UK Equality Act in 2010 was a turning point for gender equality, but in the seven years that have passed, has the UK become a gender equal society? Many argue yes, because there are now laws against sex discrimination, but sex inequalities are rooted...

Professor Rosalind Gill (Professor of Cultural and Social Analysis at City University of London) began her keynote with what she considered a ‘quite bold and unexpected claim’: that we are living in a society where the promotion of confidence, in particular to women, has...

A phrase born out of psychological research made it into the Oxford English Dictionary’s word of the year shortlist – being trumped for the top position by ‘post-truth’. 'Glass cliff', a term first coined by University of Exeter psychologist...

A government-backed review has found more than half of companies in the FTSE 100 do not have ethnic minority members on their boards. Chartered Psychologist Doyin...

When we see a toddler showing the first signs of personality, how often are we tempted to say ‘She must get that from her mother’? Such assumptions are quite sensible – after all, our genetic makeup is composed of two copies of 23 chromosomes, one copy inherited from each...

A new report released by the Institute of Physics, supported by the Government Equalities Office, offers guidance to schools that want to improve the accessibility of heavily gendered subjects for all students. The report was presented at a launch event in London, supported...