Gender and Emotion: Social Psychological Perspectives by Agneta H. Fischer PDF

By Agneta H. Fischer

For a long time, girls were regarded as the emotional intercourse. the purpose of this booklet is to enquire this stereotype. a variety of feelings, akin to anger, delight, disgrace, unhappiness, and pleasure, and emotional expressions, resembling smiling and giggling are coated within the a number of chapters. the aim of every bankruptcy is to teach even if intercourse variations were present in mental learn with regards to this kind of elements of emotion, during which events those changes have been specifically powerful, and the way (the absence of) those modifications will be defined. This booklet is the 1st in its box to systematically current an summary of study and concept on gender alterations in emotion.

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Also consistent with the display rule that females should display cheerfulness are studies which have shown that mothers smile more at their infant daughters than their sons, as well as engage in more positive interactions with daughters than with sons (Malatesta Culver, Tesman, & Shepherd, 1989; Malatesta & Haviland, 1982; Parnell, 1991). In addition to parents and peers, other socialization influences, such as the media, teachers, and schools, also socialize emotional expression in accordance with gender-stereotypic display rules and provide children with gender-stereotypic models that they imitate (see Brody, 1999).

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