Is selfishness dependent on bargaining power?

  Are Sexy People Really More Selfish? New Study Reveals Men and Women Differ Men with more attractive bodies are more selfish and less likely to favour equality, according to new research. Despite this, women with more attractive bodies show no greater tendency towards being selfish or less interested in equality. The results come from a study published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology (Price et al., 2015). Dr Michael Price, who led the study, said: “The results suggest that better-looking men may be biased towards being more selfish and less egalitarian. The correlation between attractiveness and selfishness was nowhere close … Continue reading Is selfishness dependent on bargaining power?

Choking under pressure is not for women

Are Women Better Decision Makers? Recently, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York said that if we want to fix the gridlock in Congress, we need more women. Women are more focused on finding common ground and collaborating, she argued. But there’s another reason that we’d benefit from more women in positions of power, and it’s not about playing nicely. Neuroscientists have uncovered evidence suggesting that, when the pressure is on, women bring unique strengths to decision making. Mara Mather, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Southern California, and Nichole R. Lighthall, a cognitive neuroscientist now at Duke University, are … Continue reading Choking under pressure is not for women