Gender Comparisons-Part 2-Blackboard

Gender Comparisons-Part 2-Blackboard - 3/1/2010 Dr. Shauna...

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3/1/2010 1 Dr. Shauna M. Cooper Psychology of Women Definition: Voluntary behavior intended to help someone. Not much evidence for gender differences Men and women help people in different ways (or perceived to). What kind of help are women more likely to give? Men? Women are more likely to offer emotional help But men are more likely to offer ― agentic help (when a ―masculine‖ task is needed)
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3/1/2010 2 Tendency to change your mind to agree with someone else or to conform to a group. Slight evidence for gender difference with women being more influenceable (depending on the topic) A meta-analysis found a small effect that women were more ―influenceable‖ than men. The difference was greater when ―male‖ topics were used (such as technology or sports), and when the researchers were male How does this trait reflect on men and women if we call it ―cognitive flexibility‖ or ―lack of stubbornness‖? Do women experience more emotions than men,
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