After controlling for how well students had actually done on the first two tasks, Lee and colleagues found that single-sex schools didn’t increase girls’ competitiveness — if anything, it magnified the gender gap.
Even symbolic reminders of emptiness are sufficient to inspire us to conserve our resources and curb our generosity.
To figure out what might be a boon in the bedroom, Sidorkewitz and McGill mounted motion-capture sensors similar to those used in special effects and video game production to the backs of 10 men.
You might be doing it wrong
Ask yourself: “What’s the cost of being wrong here?”