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How women candidates get boxed in

And other surprising insights from the social sciences

YOLO (if I’m being watched)

Young people are known for their desire for immediate gratification—they want what they want now. But are they like that in private—or are they just showing off for others? Psychologists at Temple University found that young college students were significantly more biased toward immediate gratification if they thought they were being observed by a peer, even though they didn’t know and couldn’t see the peer.

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