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The origins of sex differences in human behavior: Evolved dispositions versus social roles
The present article contrasts these 2 origin theories of sex differences and illustrates the explanatory power of each to account for the overall differences between the mate selection preferences of men and women.
A cross-cultural analysis of the behavior of women and men: implications for the origins of sex differences.
The cross-cultural evidence on the behavior of women and men in nonindustrial societies, especially the activities that contribute to the sex-typed division of labor and patriarchy, is reviewed.
Attitude change: persuasion and social influence.
  • W. Wood
  • Psychology
    Annual review of psychology
  • 2000
This chapter reviews empirical and theoretical developments in research on social influence and message-based persuasion, and considers how attitudes are embedded in social relations, including social identity theory and majority/minority group influence.
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-action
Sex differences in intensity of emotional experience: a social role interpretation.
Women evidenced more extreme electromyograph physiological responding than men, suggesting general sex differences in emotion that are not limited to self-report.
Retrieval of attitude-relevant information from memory: Effects on susceptibility to persuasion and on intrinsic motivation.
A distinction was drawn between (a) classic views of attitudes as stable dispositions based on beliefs and prior experiences accessed from memory and (b) the self-perception analysis of attitudes as
Habits in everyday life: thought, emotion, and action.
Diary studies conducted in which participants provided hourly reports of their ongoing experiences showed that the self-regulatory benefits of habits were apparent in the lesser feelings of stress associated with habitual than nonhabitual behavior.