ST. PAUL (WKOW) -- A new study by the University of Minnesota found when men think the female population is scarce, they compete by saving less, borrowing more and being more impulsive.
The researchers found that men would borrow 84 percent more each month and save 42 percent less.
They also were more likely to take $20, over waiting a month for $30. That happened when they were shown pictures that had more men in them than women.
The researchers say we see this behavior in other animals. When potential mates are scarce, males become more competitive.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2013 WorldNow and WKOW. All Rights Reserved.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Program Manager Jessica Miller at 608-661-2794. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.