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How Much Does the Menstrual Cycle Affect Emotional Life?

How Much Does the Menstrual Cycle Affect Emotional Life?

Around 1.6 billion women of fertile age currently have an ongoing menstrual cycle, and a larger group of women will experience or have already experienced this. Everyone probably knows a fertile woman in some way. Despite this, general knowledge about how the menstrual cycle affects women emotionally is scarce. At the same time, there are beliefs and misconceptions about the menstrual cycle’s effect on women. This article will unravel whether emotional premenstrual symptoms are a biological, psychological or sociocultural phenomenon.... / more

What career should I choose? How self-stereotyping can influence career decisions

What career should I choose? How self-stereotyping can influence career decisions

Stereotypical self-characterizations of women and men can result in different career decisions – contributing to the continuing gender imbalance in leadership and many career fields. We explain how stereotypical self-characterizations develop and how they influence career decisions, behavior, and even performance. We give practical tips on how people themselves as well as organizations can minimize the influence of self-stereotyping to foster more equal gender distributions and career trajectories.

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