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Sociology
While the patriarchy persists, women tend to adopt men's distrust of women's abilities and view on women as 'the weaker sex'.
Domestic work in Russian families is still a woman's business.
Female employees with children tend to earn less than their childless colleagues, but the difference is usually small, at 4% on average.
Altruism based on individual values is changing Western society. People in Western countries have seen a rise in individualism for quite some time, and this in turn helps to create generations of people with altruistic mindsets. Christian Welzel, Chief Research Fellow in the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (HSE and Leuphana University of Lüneburg), teamed up with researchers from the University of Lausanne to conduct a study showing the connection between emancipative values and prosocial behaviour. The results of the study were published in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.
Attitudes to hipsters differ from judgmental in Moscow to fairly positive in Nizhny Novgorod.
Adolescents who have a greater tendency to lie to their parents are also more likely to start using alcohol at an earlier age, while excessive parental supervision may aggravate rather than solve the problem. Both honesty and a lower risk of developing a drinking habit are usually the result of a trusting relationship between a teenager and parents, according to a joint study by New York University and HSE researchers, published at Journal of Adolescence.
Commercials could be far more effective by addressing consumers’ attitudes and values.
Europeans tend to be tolerant towards immigrants of their own ethnicity, but not always willing to live next to ethnic outsiders.
A Russian translation of Christian Welzel's Freedom Rising has been released.
Locals’ stories about their home grounds can become a foundation for tourist brands.
Once married, women tend to feel better off financially, while men report higher respect from others.