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Habit and intention in everyday life: The multiple processes by which past behavior predicts future behavior.
Past behavior guides future responses through 2 processes. Well-practiced behaviors in constant contexts recur because the processing that initiates and controls their performance becomes automatic.Expand
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The origins of sex differences in human behavior: Evolved dispositions versus social roles
The origins of sex differences in human behavior can lie mainly in evolved dispositions that differ by sex or mainly in the differing placement of women and men in the social structure. The presentExpand
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A cross-cultural analysis of the behavior of women and men: implications for the origins of sex differences.
This article evaluates theories of the origins of sex differences in human behavior. It reviews the cross-cultural evidence on the behavior of women and men in nonindustrial societies, especially theExpand
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Attitude change: persuasion and social influence.
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  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Annual review of psychology
  • 2000
This chapter reviews empirical and theoretical developments in research on social influence and message-based persuasion. The review emphasizes research published during the period from 1996-1998.Expand
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Interventions to Break and Create Consumer Habits
Interventions to change everyday behaviors often attempt to change people's beliefs and intentions. As the authors explain, these interventions are unlikely to be an effective means to changeExpand
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Explaining Sex Differences in Social Behavior: A Meta-Analytic Perspective
Recent meta-analytic reviews have documented that the sexes typically differ in a variety of social behaviors, including aggression, helping, nonverbal behavior, and various aspects of inter-actionExpand
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Biosocial Construction of Sex Differences and Similarities in Behavior
Abstract The behavior of women and men varies greatly depending on situations, cultures, and historical periods. This flexibility emerges as men and women tailor their division of labor to localExpand
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Sex differences in intensity of emotional experience: a social role interpretation.
According to gender role theory, women's greater emotional intensity than men's stems from normative expectations for sex differences that arise as a result of men's and women's social roles. In theExpand
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Psychology of Habit.
As the proverbial creatures of habit, people tend to repeat the same behaviors in recurring contexts. This review characterizes habits in terms of their cognitive, motivational, and neurobiologicalExpand
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