ERIC Number: EJ590651
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
The Origins of Sex Differences in Human Behavior: Evolved Dispositions versus Social Roles.
Eagly, Alice H.; Wood, Wendy
American Psychologist, v54 n6 p408-23 Jun 1999
Explores whether evolved disposition that differs by sex or social structure explains sex differences in human behavior. Illustrates the explanatory power of each theory, and reviews a study (D. Buss, 1989) that supports the social structural theory with respect to mate preference. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Research supported by the James McKeen Cattell Fund and grants SBR-9729449 and SBR-9514537 from the National Science Foundation.