Gender and Emotion: Social Psychological Perspectives

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Agneta Fischer
Cambridge University Press, Mar 9, 2000 - Psychology - 331 pages
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When do people call someone emotional? Why is it generally accepted that women are emotional and men are not? What are the actual differences between men and women with regard to specific emotions? Under what circumstances are these differences most pronounced? How can we explain these alleged differences? In this book a distinguished international group of scholars seek to address these and other questions in an attempt to disentangle the complex and fascinating relationship between gender and emotion.
 

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Contents

Thinking about gender thinking about theory Gender and emotional experience
3
The socialization of gender differences in emotional expression Display rules infant temperament and differentiation
24
Mens and womens lay theories of emotion
48
The relation between gender and emotions in different cultures
71
Emotion expression and communication
95
Gender differences in nonverbal communication of emotion
97
Gender and smiling A metaanalysis
118
Sex differences in crying Empirical findings and possible explanations
143
Women men and positive emotions A social role interpretation
189
Gender and anger
211
Gender sadness and depression The development of emotional focus through gendered discourse
232
Engendering gender differences in shame and guilt Stereotypes socialization and situational pressures
254
Sex differences in anxiety and depression Empirical evidence and methodological questions
277
Epilogue
299
Gender and emotion Notes from a grateful tourist
301
Indexes
319

Masculine identity and restrictive emotionality
166
Distinct emotions
187

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