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Sex, Lies, and Video Games: The Portrayal of Male and Female Characters on Video Game Covers
Two hundred twenty-five console video game covers obtained from online retail sites were examined for portrayals of men and women. We hypothesized that males would be portrayed more often, but thatExpand
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Video Game Playing and Academic Performance in College Students.
The relations between media consumption, especially TV viewing, and school performance have been extensively examined. However, even though video game playing may have replaced TV viewing as the mostExpand
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Trait beliefs that make women vulnerable to math disengagement
Abstract This study examined if women’s beliefs regarding the malleability of traits influences their tendency to disengage from the math domain following failure. As predicted, women who believedExpand
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Playing With Prejudice: The Prevalence and Consequences of Racial Stereotypes in Video Games
A content analysis of top-selling video game magazines (Study 1) and of 149 video game covers (Study 2) demonstrated the commonality of overt racial stereotyping. Both studies revealed that minorityExpand
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SeX-Box: Exposure to sexist video games predicts benevolent sexism.
We examined the association between playing sexist video games and sexist attitudes. Undergraduate students (61 men and 114 women) indicated the level of perceived sexism present in their mostExpand
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Xbox or SeXbox? An Examination of Sexualized Content in Video Games
Video games often offer players a chance to visit fantastical places that could never exist in reality. However, these interactions are related to and can influence how one perceives the real world.Expand
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Utility of the Illness Intrusiveness Scale in parents of children diagnosed with juvenile rheumatic diseases.
OBJECTIVE To examine the factor structure and convergent validity of the Illness Intrusiveness Scale--Parent Version in mother and fathers of children and adolescents ages 7 to 18 (M = 13.56 years,Expand
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the ugLy duckLINg effect: exaMININg fIxed VerSuS MaLLeabLe beLIefS about beauty
Storybook tales, movies, and beauty magazines often communicate the message that beauty is malleable. Malleable beliefs are generally found to be beneficial, but this is not the case in the beautyExpand
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the dOuBle-edged sWORd OF negative in-gROup steReOtyping
The present work examined the negative consequences that result when stigmatized individuals endorse negative in-group stereotypes after failure. Study 1 found that women given the opportunity toExpand
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