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Men and women are not so different after all Posted Jan 29, 7: Image courtesy of digitalart FreeDigitalPhotos. Not surprisingly, those differences are reflected in many gender stereotypes — men rarely share their feelings, while women are more emotional — but an Iowa State University researcher says in reality men and women are more alike than we may think.
Gender stereotypes can influence beliefs and create the impression that the differences are large, said Zlatan Krizan, an associate professor of psychology at ISU.
To separate fact from fiction, Krizan and colleagues Ethan Zell, an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Sabrina Teeter, a graduate student at Western Carolina University, conducted a meta-synthesis of more than meta-analyses of gender differences.
Combined, the studies they aggregated included more than 12 million people. Their report, published in American Psychologistfound an almost 80 percent overlap for more than 75 percent of the psychological characteristics, such as risk taking, occupational stress and morality.
Simply put, our differences are not so profound. They identified 10 attributes in which there was a significant gap between genders. Some of these characteristics fell in line with stereotypes.
For example, men were more aggressive and masculine, while women had a closer attachment to peers and were more sensitive to pain. The purpose of the meta-synthesis was not to identify why men and women are different, but measure by how much. The results contradict what many people think, and Krizan has a few explanations as to why.
One reason is the difference in extremes. The evidence researchers aggregated focuses on a typical range of characteristics, but on the far end of the spectrum the differences are often exaggerated, Krizan said.
He used aggression as one example. Additionally, people notice multiple differences simultaneously, which can give the impression of a larger effect. Researchers looked at the average for each trait individually rather than a combination of differences.
I think they make a mistake assuming that any given trait is very different from typical men to women.
For example, do men tolerate more pain because they believe that is what they should do as a man? Krizan says some behavioral differences may be learned through social roles.
Although men may be said to come from Mars and women from Venus, these findings remind us that we all come from Earth after all, he added. Contacts Zlatan Krizan, Psychology,zkrizan iastate. This was true regardless of whether we looked at cognitive domains, such as intelligence; social personality domains, such as personality traits; or at well-being, such as satisfaction with life.Everyone reading this should already know the fundamental differences between male and female genitalia—if not, it’s time you asked Mom and Dad to give you “the talk.” But men and women’s bodies are different in many ways beyond mere ding-dongs and coochies.
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