Sex differences in social thought and social behavior

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Sex differences in social thought and social behavior Similarities are far greater than differences between men and women Virtually identical on most personality traits (generosity, giving etc) Overall intelligence Food taste preferences Religiosity How do men and women differ? [In what psychological ways do men and women differ?](these 3 differences are BIG differences and have historical UNIVERSALITY ) 1. Aggression- men are aggressive than women 2. Empathy and interconnectedness- women smile more, they have deeper relationships with their friends etc 3. Sexual attitudes and behavior- women are more conservative about casual sex, men are more sexually Promiscuous than women a. Promiscuity-men are more than women b. Mate selection- men are more influenced in their mate selection by sexual attractiveness; women are more interested in the mate’s resources c. Jealousy- men are jealous of their mate in terms of any sexual lines; women are more jealous of their mate if they share their resources
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 380 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Iowa State.

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