Men and Women, Cars, Directions
I probably don’t even need to tell you about the study – you can guess from the title.
1. Women relied on visible landmarks to find their cars.
2. Women took more detours to get to their cars from the mall exit.
3. Men were better at estimating the distance to their cars.
4. Men found more direct routes to get them from the mall exit to their cars.
Sorry, I hate
to be the one to report that some of our stereotypes are true.
Blame the journal of Applied Cognitive Psychology Sept/Oct 2012.
Object of Obsession, a psychological mystery.