Are Women Really More Talkative Than Men?

  title={Are Women Really More Talkative Than Men?},
  author={Matthias R. Mehl and Simine Vazire and Nair{\'a}n Ram{\'i}rez-Esparza and Richard B. Slatcher and James W. Pennebaker},
  pages={82 - 82}
Women are generally assumed to be more talkative than men. Data were analyzed from 396 participants who wore a voice recorder that sampled ambient sounds for several days. Participants' daily word use was extrapolated from the number of recorded words. Women and men both spoke about 16,000 words per day. 
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Details on methods and analysis are available on Science Online
  • Details on methods and analysis are available on Science Online
This research was supported by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (MH 52391). We thank
  • This research was supported by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (MH 52391). We thank