Male Monkeys Prefer Boys' Toys

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    Male Monkeys Prefer Boys' Toys

    It's thought of as a sexual stereotype: boys tend to play with toy cars and diggers, while girls like dolls. But male monkeys, suggests research, are no different (see a related video report).

    This could mean that males, whether human or monkey, have a biological predisposition to certain toys, says Kim Wallen, a psychologist at Yerkes National Primate Research Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Wallen's team looked at 11 male and 23 female rhesus monkeys. In general the males preferred to play with wheeled toys, such as dumper trucks, over plush dolls, while female monkeys played with both kinds of toys.

    This conclusion may upset those psychologists who insist that sex differences – for example the tendency of boys to favour toy soldiers and girls to prefer dolls – depend on social factors, not innate differences.
    More here .... Male monkeys prefer boys' toys - life - 04 April 2008 - New Scientist

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    Survey = Grant = Income

    Hypothesis .. If Income is declining value how such a curve be raised.

    Therefore should be .. Survey + Findings / Ambiguous Final Statement = Grant x 2 = Income

    In this case Ambiguous = " Wallen cautions against over-interpreting the results. The plush and wheeled categories served as proxies for feminine and masculine, but other toy characteristics, such as size or colour, might explain the male's behaviour, "

    This is something IMPORTANT that MUST be clarified or the world will end.

    Jeez ........ I am in the wrong job !!!!!!


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    some people seriously have too much time to waste