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Why Gender Doesn't Matter

Why Gender Doesn't Matter | How men and women differ | Scoop.it
Why gender matters less than you think.
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When we hear about gender differences from our parents, our friends, the media and almost everyone else from birth, the result is a self-fulfilling prophecy at work in how we play out gender roles. We should all be aware of this before asserting gender differences.  

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» Men and Women May Not Be So Different After All - Psych Central News

» Men and Women May Not Be So Different After All - Psych Central News | How men and women differ | Scoop.it
Despite considerable popular literature suggesting a vast psychological difference between men and women, a new study suggests that gender differences are
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"The traditional and easiest way to think of gender differences is in terms of a mean difference." Often the differences between men and women are not consistent or big enough to conclude rigid categories, which comes from the fact that a man could lack emotional skills but also perform poorly in map readings (contradicting traditional expectations that men possess good spatial skills). 

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Psychiatric risks differ for boys and girls: brain blood flow diverges in puberty

Psychiatric risks differ for boys and girls: brain blood flow diverges in puberty | How men and women differ | Scoop.it
Researchers have observed differences in cerebral blood flow during puberty between boys and girls, suggesting there are sex-specific susceptibilities to anxiety and schizophrenia.
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Women being more emotional and prone to anxiety can be traced to neuro-developmental differences, particularly different blood flow in certain areas of the brain, hence regulating and prompting different behavioural functions. 

 

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Sex Ed: Can I Get Your Number?

Sex Ed: Can I Get Your Number? | How men and women differ | Scoop.it
How men and women remember and count their sexual partners.
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The discrepancy between reported sexual partners of men and women is explained by their different method of recalling and estimating. 

 

Also worth noting is the influence of gender expectations on truthfulness - women might report less partners than actual to avoid appearing promiscuous or 'easy'. This highlights the fact that gender stereotypes exert a bigger pressure than biological differences in certain occasions. 

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How women and men communicate differently, Part 1 - ksl.com

How women and men communicate differently, Part 1 - ksl.com | How men and women differ | Scoop.it
How women and men communicate differently, Part 1
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As you have probably noticed, women typically want to talk more than men, and that's why you may sometimes feel like you've reached your limit long before your wife is done.
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Men and women often communicate differently - men focus on efficiency while women focus on details, men compartmentalize experiences while women internalize and personalize things. One solution suggested here is for both parties to agree on 'content communication', which is a communication style that ignores all other signals and focus solely on the spoken words so as to reduce gender communication differences.  

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Tammy Sykes's curator insight, January 1, 2015 12:29 PM

women like to talk more than men. They also feel the need to add detail that men find no value in when conversing. 

 

Module 4 - SOCI 330

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The Social Construction of Gender - Boundless Open Textbook

The Social Construction of Gender - Boundless Open Textbook | How men and women differ | Scoop.it
Social constructivists propose that there is no inherent truth to gender; it is constructed by social expectations and gender performance. Read more about the social construction of gender in the Boundless open textbook.
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Provides background information about our social construct of gender and how each of us internalize and represent the 'performance' of gender roles to varying degrees. 

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Stop Looking For 'Hardwired' Differences In Male And Female Brains

Stop Looking For 'Hardwired' Differences In Male And Female Brains | How men and women differ | Scoop.it
Breaking the binary
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Challenging studies on male and female brain differences, this perspective suggests that cultural and societal gender 'rules' influence attitudes, behaviour and interactions, thereby influencing male and female differences. I agree that it is a combination of nature and nurture indeed. 

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Women in Red Are Seen as Sexual Threats, Study Finds

Women in Red Are Seen as Sexual Threats, Study Finds | How men and women differ | Scoop.it
A study, published today in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, finds that female onlookers, when showed photos of another woman wearing red jumped to the conclusion that she would be a sexual threat.
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Explores the lesser discussed effect of color on men and women, especially the differences. Most of us already know men perceive red on a woman as a sign of sexual receptivity. What is worth noting is that this goes on to cause women to feel guarded and competitive towards other women wearing red.

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Young men and women have very different attitudes towards touch in cross-sex friendships

Young men and women have very different attitudes towards touch in cross-sex friendships | How men and women differ | Scoop.it
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The bottom line - as cross-sex friendships becomes more intimate, men desire less touch while women desired more. This highlights the different emotional and physical priorities men and women have. For men, physical touch induces feelings of intimacy while the opposite is true for women - feelings of comfort and security must be present for touch to take place. 

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What's the Difference Between Sex and Gender?

Dr. Kathleen Digre describes the difference between sex and gender and why both are important to consider in research and education.
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This is good reminder when exploring differences between men and women - that biological make-up only accounts for so much of similarities/differences between individuals and the rest is acculturated values.  

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