Chapter 2 - Chapter 2: Connecting Perceptions and...

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Chapter 2: Connecting Perceptions and Communication Gender – the social construct related to masculine and feminine behaviors that are learned (Sex = biological parts that distinguish male from female) Women and Men learn to understand the world around them differently, resulting in different ways of communication Males: o Talk for longer periods of time o Take more turns at speaking o Exert more control over the topic of conversation o Interrupt females more frequently than females interrupt males o What males say appears to be taken more seriously than that of what females say Study of voice usage by Kory Floyd and George B. Bay o Men whose voices were higher-pitched were seen as weak/effeminate and would therefore not be seen by women as a good relational fit o Women with higher-pitched voices were perceived to be more affectionate than women with lower-pitched voices o Conclusion: men’s voices are perceived to be friendlier and less dominant or aggressive when they are lower in pitch,
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