Sex differences in social behavior and cognition: Utility of sexual selection for hypothesis generation

  title={Sex differences in social behavior and cognition: Utility of sexual selection for hypothesis generation},
  author={David C. Geary},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  • D. Geary
  • Published 1 March 2006
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Hormones and Behavior
Knickmeyer and colleagues’ (this issue) provide intriguing evidence for a nascent and possibly hormonally influenced sex difference, favoring preschool girls, for some aspects of theory of mind (ToM), that is, skill at making inferences about the thoughts, feelings, and intentions of other people. The study is important because the measure used to assess the associated generation of mental and affective state terms and intentional propositions to describe object-to-object interactions is more… Expand
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