Sex differences in social behavior. Are the social role and evolutionary explanations compatible?

  title={Sex differences in social behavior. Are the social role and evolutionary explanations compatible?},
  author={J. Archer},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  volume={51 9},
  • J. Archer
  • Published 1996
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American psychologist
  • The competing claims of two explanations of sex differences in social behavior, social role theory, and evolutionary psychology are examined. The origin and scope of research on sex differences in social behavior are outlined, and the application of social role theory is discussed. Research that is based on modern sexual selection theory is described, and whether its findings can be explained by social role theory is considered. Findings associated with social role theory are weighed against… CONTINUE READING
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