December 7th, 2010

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Has anyone done follow up studies adjusting for sexual orientation?

David Brooks mentions in passing a study that found male chess players engaged in more aggressive strategies against attractive female players, even though these strategies did not increase the likelihood of victory.

It is one in a series of studies that show that men, particularly younger men, experience elevated levels of testosterone and become more aggressive in the presence of attractive women.

My question: has anyone done studies to see if the effect remains constant when adjusted for sexual orientation? e.g., Do homosexual men also become more aggressive in the presence of attractive women? What about in the presence of men they find attractive? Lesbians? Transgender?

Would be curious to know.
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Link Harvest: Reforming Copyright Office

Function does, to a certain degree, follow form. Or, perhaps more accurately, form often influences outcomes in policy land. Since we are getting ready to appoint a new Registrar of Copyrights for the first time in 15 years (they have no time limits on appointment), we recommend a few necessary changes to address how the role of the Copyright Office has changed. First and foremost, they need to make it a functioning register. The backlog for registering a filing is a ridiculous 2 years in some cases.