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Serge Guimond, Armand Chatard & Fabio Lorenzi-Cioldi

In: The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Psychology

Chapter 14: The Social Psychology of Gender across Cultures

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The Social Psychology of Gender across Cultures
The Social Psychology of Gender across Cultures
Serge GuimondArmand ChatardFabio Lorenzi-Cioldi
The Social Psychology of Gender Across Cultures

There are important biological differences between the sexes, but do women and men also differ inimportant ways in their typical style of thinking, feeling, and behaving? If so, how can we accountfor these psychological differences? These questions have generated considerable interest and debatein psychological sciences, and for good reasons (Deaux, 1985; Eagly, 1995; Stewart &McDermott, 2004). The study of gender has implications for all areas of psychology and all theoriesabout human behavior.

So does the study of culture. Over the last few decades, we have witnessed a tremendous amount ofwork devoted to the analysis of cultural similarities and differences in psychology, often raisingquestions ...

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