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A cross-cultural analysis of the behavior of women and men:

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  • Ian Pitchford
    Psychol Bull 2002 Sep;128(5):699-727 A cross-cultural analysis of the behavior of women and men: implications for the origins of sex differences. Wood W, Eagly
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      Psychol Bull 2002 Sep;128(5):699-727

      A cross-cultural analysis of the behavior of women and men: implications for
      the origins of sex differences.

      Wood W, Eagly AH.

      Department of Psychology, Texas A&M University, College Station 77843, USA.
      w-wood@...

      This article evaluates theories of the origins of sex differences in human
      behavior. It reviews the cross-cultural evidence on the behavior of women and
      men in nonindustrial societies, especially the activities that contribute to
      the sex-typed division of labor and patriarchy. To explain the cross-cultural
      findings, the authors consider social constructionism, evolutionary psychology,
      and their own biosocial theory. Supporting the biosocial analysis, sex
      differences derive from the interaction between the physical specialization of
      the sexes, especially female reproductive capacity, and the economic and social
      structural aspects of societies. This biosocial approach treats the
      psychological attributes of women and men as emergent given the evolved
      characteristics of the sexes, their developmental experiences, and their
      situated activity in society.

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=12206191&dopt=Abstract
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