psy of gender- journal entry #4

psy of gender- journal entry #4 - Susan Martinez March 29,...

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Susan Martinez March 29, 2011 Psychology of Gender Journal Entry #4 In today’s age, it is said that, “Women are sicker; men die quicker”. Although most phrases or clichés are based off of anecdotal information, research has proved this statement to be true. Studies have found that women have a higher morbidity or illness, whereas men have a higher rate of mortality or death. Reasons for such differences in men and women’s morbidity could be attributed to the differences in biological systems and reporting of illness behavior. Mortality differences could be attributed to cardiovascular reactivity and gender role differences. Men and women’s difference in morbidity can be due to a difference in their immune system. However, the immune system excuse is a bit of a paradox because although a woman’s immune system is stronger and more receptive to viruses than a man’s, women tend to be sicker. Yet because women have a higher responding immune system than men, they are more
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2012 for the course PSY 184 taught by Professor Dr. during the Spring '11 term at Pittsburgh.

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