Biosocial Construction of Sex Differences and Similarities in Behavior

  title={Biosocial Construction of Sex Differences and Similarities in Behavior},
  author={W. Wood and A. Eagly},
  journal={Advances in Experimental Social Psychology},
  • W. Wood, A. Eagly
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology
  • Advances in Experimental Social Psychology
  • 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 local ecological and socioeconomic demands. The resulting division is supported by childhood socialization practices that, in interaction with sex differences in child temperament, help boys and girls to develop psychologies suited to their likely adult activities. Although responsive to local conditions, the… CONTINUE READING
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