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

@article{Archer1996SexDI,
  title={Sex differences in social behavior. Are the social role and evolutionary explanations compatible?},
  author={J. Archer},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={1996},
  volume={51 9},
  pages={
          909-17
        }
}
  • 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
    256 Citations

    Topics from this paper

    Sex differences in cooperation: a meta-analytic review of social dilemmas.
    • 193
    • PDF
    Correcting a Longstanding Misconception about Social Roles and Personality: A Case Study in the Psychology of Science
    • PDF
    Does sexual selection explain human sex differences in aggression?
    • J. Archer
    • Psychology, Medicine
    • The Behavioral and brain sciences
    • 2009
    • 455
    • PDF
    Sex differences in direct aggression: What are the psychological mediators?
    • 209
    • PDF
    Sex Differences in Aggression in Real-World Settings: A Meta-Analytic Review
    • 1,441
    • PDF
    An Empirical Test of Sex Differences in the Emphasis on Physical Attractiveness in Mate Selection
    • John Colwell
    • Psychology, Medicine
    • Perceptual and motor skills
    • 2007
    • 8
    Social cognitive theory of gender development and differentiation.
    • 1,661
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    An Investigation into Gender Role Conformity in an Online Social Networking Environment
    • 2

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 73 REFERENCES