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Sex Differences

  • By: Eva V. Monsma, Melanie Perreault & Brian Seiler
  • In: Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Edited by: Robert C. Eklund & Gershon Tenenbaum
  • Subject:Sport & Exercise Psychology, Health Psychology / Behavioral Medicine

Sex differences are often referred to interchangeably as gender differences, often to offset taboos associated with the word sex. Use of the word gender originated as a social construct to include biological sex, social roles, and gender identity and is conventionally used in ...

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