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Handguns, Hot Sauce, Mousetraps and Testosterone [study]
Handguns, Hot Sauce, Mousetraps and Testosterone [study] ● If you were to give (male) students a Desert Eagle™ automatic handgun (replica) to handle* for a few minutes, would their testosterone levels rise? If so, would they be more inclined to dose a cup of water with FRANK’S® RedHot® sauce which they believed another (male) subject would have to ... [ click to read full item ]
Emotional Judges and Unlucky Juveniles [study]
Emotional Judges and Unlucky Juveniles [study] ● It has been said that (in some cases) court judges are more lenient on those accused of crimes if the date of the court hearing falls on the defendant’s birthday. But can things also work in the reverse direction? What if, for example, the judge’s favorite football team have just lost ... [ click to read full item ]
Judicial Leniency on Defendant Birthdays [study]
Judicial Leniency on Defendant Birthdays [study] ● A French / US research team, who analysed the outcomes of more than 4 million court cases, found that, if you’re a defendant : Having a decision on one’s birthday reduces the sentence by 4 days out of an average total sentence length of 127 days If you’re wondering why ... [ click to read full item ]

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