Sex differences: A study of the ear of the beholder

@article{Condry1976SexDA,
  title={Sex differences: A study of the ear of the beholder},
  author={Sandra McConnell Condry and John C. Condry and Lee Wolfram Pogatshnik},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  year={1976},
  volume={9},
  pages={697-704}
}
Male and female adult Ss, while performing an unrelated task, heard a single infant awakening. The infant was labeled a girl or a boy. The dependent variable was how quickly Ss responded to the crying infant. Females responded more quickly to the girl than to the boy. Males responded equally slowly to boy and girl. A questionnaire on sex differences in fragility showed that females and males tend to disagree with the proposition that girls are more fragile than boys. Thus, the females' faster… CONTINUE READING

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