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People and pop psychologists alike love a good self-help book. The idea that you can take control of your life, changing things about yourself, your personality, or your emotions, is very appealing and often referred to as having a “growth mindset.”
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As researchers across many areas and universities focus more on individuals in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning or queer (LGBTQ) community, they are also studying individual identities within this diverse community.
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A study of attitudes towards sexual minorities in 23 countries show more negative views towards gay men than lesbian women, but culture creates some variation on who holds the negative attitudes.
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UMass Amherst, UPenn research suggests invoking moral obligation may help
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Study of US data shows persistent social norms about male breadwinning can harm men’s mental health.
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The stereotype for only children is that they are selfish, or more self-centered than those with siblings.