Behavior: Unisex in the Laboratory

The man in the street has seen it happening for quite a while, but the psychologist in the laboratory is just beginning to confirm the fact: differences between men and women are indeed diminishing—or at least getting harder to detect.

In a recent issue of the Journal of Psychology. Clinician Fred Brown of New York's Mount Sinai Hospital reports that people no longer respond to the well-known Rorschach inkblot test the way they once did. In the Rorschach, patients disclose their emotional conflicts by describing the people, animals and objects they visualize in abstract...

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