Understanding misunderstanding: a study of sex differences in meaning attribution

  title={Understanding misunderstanding: a study of sex differences in meaning attribution},
  author={Irina Trofimova},
  journal={Psychological Research},
  • I. Trofimova
  • Published 1 November 2013
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Research
There are biologically based sex differences in verbal abilities and in neuropsychological systems of verbal processing. Measurement of observable behaviour, however, does not say much about sex differences in the internal, semantic processing of verbal material. The present study, which was conducted in Canada, China and Russia, investigated sex differences in connotative meaning attribution to the most common concepts using an object scale symmetry in the choice of the nouns and bipolar… 
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