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5 False Myths About Gender Differences

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Myth #3: Women Are More Emotional
In a study conducted by Vanderbilt University psychologist Ann Kring, male and female college students watching movies reported feeling the same levels of emotion, but the females felt more comfortable expressing them. In fact, many studies have shown that there’s no difference in the experiences of emotion between men and women, but since women are already perceived to be the more emotional sex, they consistently score higher than men on tests of emotional expression. According to a study published in the February 2004 issue of Sex Roles: a Journal of Research, male and female subjects were equally likely to express feelings of sympathy or lend support to friends, but often the circumstances surrounding the outward expression of emotion are highly dependent on the context, such as whether the subject is being watched by onlookers.

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5:41PM PST on Dec 8, 2013

TY

5:41PM PST on Dec 8, 2013

thanks....

5:30PM PST on Dec 8, 2013

It's also interesting to note how strangely prevalent these foolish beliefs are.

5:28PM PST on Dec 8, 2013

That's absolutely true. Every single "difference" between men and women, from sexual.preferences to driving a car, are overwhelmingly socially engineered. The truth is we're way more alike than anything else really.

10:58PM PDT on Jul 26, 2013

Thank you

10:57PM PDT on Jul 26, 2013

Thank you

10:56PM PDT on Jul 26, 2013

Thank you

10:55PM PDT on Jul 26, 2013

Thank you

6:49PM PDT on Oct 8, 2012

I know that it's all false, but the fact is there a lot of people believe in these alleged facts. The prejudice is there.

10:03AM PDT on Apr 11, 2012

THANK. YOU.
myths like these are an unnecessary hindrance on our society.

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