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Gender Game Test

Based on the work of Valerio Capraro, Ph.D.

The academic lecturer Valerio Capraro has discovered that men and women make strikingly different decisions when asked to play a little game. By playing the game, it should thus be possible to determine whether your decision-making is masculine or feminine.

Imagine that you are sitting at a table. Each round, two players come up to the table, and you alone decide how much money the players will leave with.

For each of the following game rounds, indicate your answer below.

Question 1 of 9

Linda and Kelly come to the table. Choose a payout:


The IDRlabs Gender Game test was developed by IDRlabs on the basis of a growing body of scientific research which suggests that men and women perform differently in trade-off, payout games. IDRlabs is not affiliated with any of the researchers mentioned in the references list below.

The IDRlabs Gender Game Test was compiled on the basis of the following sources: Amir, O., Rand, D. G., & Gal, Y. K. (2012) Economic games on the Internet: The effect of $1 stakes. PLoS ONE, 7, e31461. Capraro, V., & Rand, D. G. (2018). Do the right thing: Experimental evidence that preferences for moral behavior, rather than equity or efficiency per se, drive human prosociality. Judgment and Decision Making, 13, 99–111. Capraro, V., Rodriguez-Lara, I., & Ruiz-Martos, M. J. (2020). Preferences for efficiency, rather than preferences for morality, drive cooperation in the one-shot Stag-Hunt Game. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics. Capraro, V., & Sippel, J. (2017). Gender differences in moral judgment and the evaluation of gender-specified moral agents. Cognitive Processing, 4, 399–405.

As a sexually dimorphic test designed to decipher the decision-making processes and characteristics of men and women, the Gender Game Test does not purport to accommodate all possible gender identities. Even so, someone who identifies as intersex or agender can still derive value from this test by discerning whether their decision-making style is more like that of a typical man’s, a typical woman’s, or something in between.

The authors of this free online Gender Game Tradeoff Quiz are certified in the use of various personality instruments and work professionally with psychometrics and personality testing. Prior to using our free Gender Game Test, please note that this test should not be confused with stricter, research-based tests as published in academic journals. Please also note that the test is provided "as-is", for free, and should not be construed as providing professional or certified advice of any kind. For more, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This online Gender Game Test is delivered to you without the need for sign-ups and will allow you to ascertain whether your decision-making style is masculine or feminine according to the research of Dr. Valerio Capraro, Ph.D.

2. Validity and reliability. Scientific testing has shown the validity of Gender Game decision-making styles. The evidence has been published in the scientific journals and adds to a growing body of research.

3. Statistical controls. Test scores are logged into an anonymized database. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

4. Made by professionals. The authors of this online Gender Game Test are certified in the use of various psychological inventories and work professionally with psychometrics and personality testing.