This week’s must-reads: Neurosexism: the myth that men and women have different brains

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In my work as a behavioral designer, I come across important stories on how psychology influences our behavior. Every week, I share my round-up of the most important stories at the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. I hope you enjoy them!

As Your Team Gets Bigger, Your Leadership Style Has to Adapt (Harvard Business Review) At higher levels of management, the job starts to converge regardless of background. Success becomes more about mastering a few key skills: hiring exceptional leaders, building self-reliant teams, establishing a clear vision, and communicating well.

Neurosexism: the myth that men and women have different brains(Nature) The hunt for male and female distinctions inside their skull is a lesson in bad research practice.

Earning Prizes for Fighting an Addiction (The New York Times) Clinics in Canada and the United State are trying a new way to urge drug abusers to get clean: give them tangible gifts when they test negative.

Your Environment is Cleaner. Your Immune System Has Never Been So Unprepared (The New York Times) A century ago, British scientists suggested a link between increased hygiene and allergic conditions — the first hint that our immune systems are becoming improperly “trained.”

How TikTok Is Rewriting the World (The New York Times)
TikTok is an app for making and sharing short videos. The videos are tall and you navigate through videos by scrolling up and down, like a feed, not by tapping or swiping side to side.

Why American Don’t Cheat on Their Taxes (The Atlantic)
The majority of Americans say it is not at all acceptable to cheat on taxes; this ethical attitude is not changing over time.

Happy reading!

-Nir

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