Study: children were given a supply of bitter-tasting biscuits and offered a small cash reward for every biscuit they could persuade another child to eat. Boys and girls were equally successful: boys tended to favor coercion, threats, or telling blatant lies; girls tended to offer a bribe (e.g., money) or relied on winsome soft-selling techniques. (Nicholson, John. Men and Woman: How Different Are They? NY: Oxford University Press, 1984, p 172)