Nothing like cold, hard cash

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A new study that shows, when they feel insecure, men take more risks financially. More interesting? In a series of experiments, heterosexual American men made riskier bets after seeing pictures of attractive men (from Abercrombie & Fitch ads), especially if the participant considered himself to be less attractive, was made to think about having a lower relative financial position, or was made to think about a dating situation. But they didn’t do that after seeing pictures of attractive women or unattractive men. There was no similar effect in women.

Period26 Mar 2015

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  • TitleNothing like cold, hard cash
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBoston Globe
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited States of America
    Date26/03/15
    DescriptionA new study that shows, when they feel insecure, men take more risks financially. More interesting? In a series of experiments, heterosexual American men made riskier bets after seeing pictures of attractive men (from Abercrombie & Fitch ads), especially if the participant considered himself to be less attractive, was made to think about having a lower relative financial position, or was made to think about a dating situation. But they didn’t do that after seeing pictures of attractive women or unattractive men. There was no similar effect in women.
    URLhttps://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2015/03/26/nothing-like-cold-hard-cash/GRu86flXKEDx29bm9Xiu3O/story.html
    PersonsEugene Chan