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Comm 250 CP Ch. 1 - Bonnie McAvoy Comm 250 Research Methods...

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Bonnie McAvoy 01/24/08 Comm. 250: Research Methods Continuity Project Chapter One What I think I know about gender/sex and communication: Males tend to be direct and straightforward. They are problem solvers and give advice. They focus on facts and details to offer a solution. Sometimes men show affection by their actions, not really talking about them. Women tend to be indirect and instead of being problem solvers, they tend to express understanding/compassion for the other person. Women tend to deal with problems by talking about them, sharing their feelings and relating their experience with others who have gone through similar situations. They often show affection through talking about it. How I formed these beliefs: Most of them I learned about first in my male/female communications class. Much of the information fit with my personal experience/observation of how men and women communicate. There are many characteristics of myself that are more like a
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  • Spring '07
  • stansburry
  • Sociology, problem solvers, Women and Language Women’s Studies in Communication Research in Language and Social Interaction Personal Relationships Journal of Social and Personal Relationships Discourse & Society

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