PLOS ONE2014-01-12 10:36 PM

Women Are Better at Selecting Gifts than Men 女性在挑选礼物上比男性要出色

Abstract
There is a widespread belief that women are better at selecting gifts than men; however, this claim has not been assessed on the basis of objective criteria. The current studies do exactly that and show that women do indeed make better gift selections for others, regardless of the gender of the receiver and the type of relationship between the giver and receiver. We investigate the mediating role of different aspects of interpersonal sensitivity and reveal that differences in interpersonal interest (measured with an autism questionnaire), but not differences in interpersonal reactivity, explain gender differences in gift selection quality. The current studies thus present the first objective evidence for the claim that women are better in selecting gifts for others and also give an indication of why this is the case. 论文摘要 女人在挑选礼物上比男人要出色这一点通常没有人质疑。然而这样的断言并非是基于客观标准进行评估后的结论。最新的研究表明女性确实相比男性在挑选礼物上更为出色,不论收礼人的性别以及送礼者和收礼者之间的关系。我们通过研究不同的因素的影响基于不同人对于人际关系的敏感度,得出不同的人对于建立人际关系的兴趣是不同的(为此我们还测量了一个患有自闭症的人),在基于人际关系影响程度相同的情况下,研究解释了性别的差异使得在礼物挑选的质量上存在差异。当前的研究就这样给出了第一个客观的验证,为女性在挑选礼物上比男性出色的客观原因给出了依据。

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