Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Wanted: Boat Captain

Via Andrew Leigh

Predicting Elections: Child’s Play!
John Antonakis and Olaf Dalgas

from Science

"In two experiments, children and adults rated pairs of faces from election races. Na├»ve adults judged a pair on competence; after playing a game, children chose who they would prefer to be captain of their boat. Children’s (as well as adults’) preferences accurately predicted actual election outcomes."

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