May 9, 2017

HOMO ECONOMICUS IS DEAD:

Testosterone is the enemy of smart investing decisions, study finds (Mitch Tuchman, May 9, 2017, Marketwatch)

A new study from Caltech, Wharton, Western University and ZRT Laboratory found that men are quicker to make judgments and less likely to examine facts that might prove them wrong. [...]

"What we found was the testosterone group was quicker to make snap judgments on brain teasers where your initial guess is usually wrong," says Caltech Professor Colin Camerer.

"The testosterone is either inhibiting the process of mentally checking your work or increasing the intuitive feeling that 'I'm definitely right.'"

Posted by at May 9, 2017 7:10 AM

  

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