When faced with the threat of being excluded from a group, women are likely to respond by excluding someone else, a new study indicates.
Meanwhile, that threat made no difference to men playing the same competitive game.
“It was striking — it was like a different world,” said Joyce Benenson, the lead researcher, who is affiliated with Emmanuel College and Harvard University, referring to the difference. Benenson and her colleagues write the results indicate that women and men use different strategies when faced with a social threat.
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