The Strong Black Woman: How Stereotypes Can Affect Our Health

by Amanda Ng (’18) The way people are stereotyped can not only affect how others view us, but also how we view ourselves. This internalization of stereotypes and altered self-perception can lead to both mental and physical health problems for many individuals. In this study, conducted by Dr. Lindsey West of New England University, data was collected from 113 Black female college students aged 18 … Continue reading The Strong Black Woman: How Stereotypes Can Affect Our Health

How Birth Order Affects Social Relationships

by Amanda Ng (’18) Although much research has been done on birth-order and its affects on relationships, it has mostly focused on theories such as the “middle-child syndrome” and how birth order can affect siblings’ relationships. However, what has not been studied is the idea that a person’s birth order may also affect their prosociality, which is the degree to which a person acts in … Continue reading How Birth Order Affects Social Relationships

Emergence of Masculinities Headed to Stony Brook

By Hillary Steinberg At the close of spring semester of 2013, Stony Brook University put out a press release detailing a new Center for Men and Masculinities, headed by resident sociology professor Dr. Michael Kimmel. Masculinities studies is a facet of gender studies, and was described by him as “international and interdisciplinary.” The center will be an offshoot of the sociology department, but the subject … Continue reading Emergence of Masculinities Headed to Stony Brook