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“What we found is that, overwhelmingly, men and women are not categorically different people”

Researchers writing in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology after analysing data from 13 past studies of psychological differences between men and women. Men can be empathetic and women good at maths. Shock …

From the print edition of the Guardian’s Family section Saturday 9th Feb 2013.

I can highly recommend Cordelia Fine’s Delusions of Gender. She makes the point that when women and men are asked to self-report on their behaviour, they tend to give answers that fit in with gender stereotypes, eg, women report that they are empathic, and men report that they are not. When more objective tests are done, eg, measuring people’s behaviour, little difference is found between men and women generally for measures such as empathy.

This doesn’t mean that everyone is the same, or that there are no…

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