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Social Psychology

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    The government of U.S. President Donald Trump is attempting to strip transgender people of official recognition by creating a narrow definition of gender as being only male or female and unchangeable once it is determined at birth, The New York Times reported on Sunday.

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    "We do not consider it acceptable for us to talk about socially-constructed genders," a spokesman for the Hungarian prime minister said.

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    A pioneering lawsuit against the U.S. government won the right to a trial. But the Trump administration is still asking the courts to cancel it.

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    A massive open online course, or "MOOC," on Social Psychology is back online after an absence of nearly 3 years. Previous versions of the course, taught by the Executive Director of Social Psychology Network, enrolled over 700,000 students from 200 countries, making it the world’s largest synchronous course. In the new version, students have the option of taking the course for free or buying an official course certificate for a fee that...

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    Harvard has been accused of racial bias in picking students. Should universities really consider ethnic backgrounds?

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    Virtual reality could be used to boost empathy, new research suggests. The tool could be used to encourage tolerance and acceptance of marginalized groups.

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    Sexism, harassment and violence against women are widespread in European parliaments, according to a study published Tuesday.

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    Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed formed a cabinet Tuesday with half of the positions filled by women, marking a new day for gender equality in government.

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    A new review looks at the impact of heart valve surgery on cognitive ability. A deficit may occur during the first few months, but more study is needed.

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    Transgender people are asking for support to make getting a correct birth certificate easier.

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