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ERIC Number: EJ779450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0011-0000
Sex Differences in Emotion: A Critical Review of the Literature and Implications for Counseling Psychology
Wester, Stephen R.; Vogel, David L.; Pressly, Page K.; Heesacker, Martin
Counseling Psychologist, v30 n4 p630-652 2002
This article examines the findings of several reviews of the empirical literature on biological sex and emotion, focusing on the degree to which perceived sex differences in emotionality are, and in most cases are not, supported while at the same time addressing the implications this body of research has for counseling psychologists. This article also explores potential explanations, such as gender role socialization or situational influences, for the profession's continued acceptance of large innate sex-based affective differences. Finally, the third section discusses several concerns this continued acceptance raises for the practice of counseling, whereas the last section offers a research agenda building on the review presented herein.
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Language: English
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