Friday, October 12, 2007

Men Are From Earth, Women Are From Earth

Are men and women similar?

According to pop psychology, yes, totally different!

According to real psychology, yes, but not that different.

When perusing the shelves at the local book store one would think that men and women come from completely different planets. (Mars and Venus specifically.)

One of the first things you learn when studying the science of psychology is that men and women are much more the same than different. You'll notice when reading articles that talk about the differences that they say things like "Women are more likely to...." or "Men tend to...." but they rarely give hard data or numbers to back that up. Are they 50% more likely to? 20%? 90% 0.1%? That's important.

Today's article substantiates that with some science. Only in the following three areas do men and women significantly differ: sexual attitudes, aggression, and motor performance.

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