Social Sciences

Later-borns choose less prestigious programmes at university
First-borns are more likely to study more prestigious subjects at university such as medicine and engineering and can thus expect greater earnings than later-borns, who turn to arts, journalism and teaching. more
Risk preference is a relatively stable personality trait
Large-scale study casts light on the nature of risk preferences more
Itsy bitsy spider: Fear of spiders and snakes is deeply embedded in us
Babies as old as only a few months are able to identify objects as 'spiders' or 'snakes' and respond to them more
Friendliness is more important in a new friend than which group she belongs to
Individual qualities matter more than group qualities when choosing a new friend from an ethnic or religious group other than one’s own more
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