The correlates and consequences of newspaper reports of research on sex differences.

@article{Brescoll2004TheCA,
  title={The correlates and consequences of newspaper reports of research on sex differences.},
  author={Victoria L. Brescoll and Marianne LaFrance},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2004},
  volume={15 8},
  pages={515-20}
}
Correlates and consequences of newspaper accounts of research on sex differences were examined. In Study 1, articles from high-circulation newspapers were coded for the degree to which biological factors were used to explain sex differences. Results showed that political conservatism and traditional attitudes toward gender roles coded from other newspaper sections predicted greater use of biological explanations than did political liberalism and less traditional attitudes toward gender roles… CONTINUE READING