Oh, the price the world pays for the fragile male ego


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On a related note

Try this article, about the activation of stereotypes in mixed-gender negotiation experiments:

Laura J. Kray et. al., “Gender Stereotype Activation and Power in Mixed-Gender Negotiations� (working paper), available at http://ssrn.com (ID unknown)


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Posted by pennywit on 3 August 2005 - 9:00pm
Um, interesting study. How

Um, interesting study. How do you empirically determine that you've "made men more insecure about their masculinity" in a controlled experiment? :scratching head:

Don't get me wrong - I think people who are insecure tend to overcompensate in an area they imagine addresses the problem, so the findings sound logical enough. But to present this as a "study" from a respected university... do they think we'll buy absolutely anything if they stamp words like "study" on it?

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Posted by BetaCandy on 5 August 2005 - 12:50pm
Conversely, too

Do you think when it comes to a comment on a snarky blog entry citing the briefest of summaries about a study conducted at an ivy league university, we'll buy anything? Maybe the best response simply is to laugh.

media girl's picture
Posted by media girl on 5 August 2005 - 1:13pm