Day: December 4, 2011

A Vaccination Against Social Prejudice

Evolutionary psychologists suspect that prejudice is rooted in survival: Our distant ancestors had to avoid outsiders who might have carried disease. Research still shows that when people feel vulnerable to illness, they exhibit more bias toward stigmatized groups. But a new study inPsychological Science, a journal published by the Association for […]

More women kidnapped for brides

BEIJING – China is witnessing an increasing number of foreign women who have been cheated, kidnapped and smuggled into the country, a senior official has said. Most of these women are from rural areas in Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos. They eagerly want to find jobs in China or marry rich […]