Are women always more interpersonally sensitive than men? Impact of goals and content domain

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serval:BIB_7180B1245F6D
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Are women always more interpersonally sensitive than men? Impact of goals and content domain
Journal
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
Author(s)
Hall J. A., Schmid Mast M.
ISSN
0146-1672
Publication state
Published
Issued date
02/2008
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
34
Number
1
Pages
144-155
Language
english
Abstract
Two studies examined motivation and content domain as possible influences on sex differences in interpersonal sensitivity. Although much research has found women to excel on tasks measuring interpersonal sensitivity, most of the tasks have measured accuracy in female-relevant domains such as emotion. The present studies measured interpersonal sensitivity, defined as accurate recall of another person, for both female-relevant and male-relevant content domains and also included motivational manipulations intended to influence men and women differently. Study 1 measured accuracy of recalling information in a written vignette about a person, and Study 2 measured accuracy of recalling details about an interaction partner. Both studies supported hypotheses about domain specificity and gender-relevant motivation. However, even for male-stereotypic content and for tasks framed to favor men's motivation to perform well, men's accuracy never exceeded women's.
Keywords
Gender, Sex differences, Interpersonal sensitivity, Motivation, Accuracy, Appearance, Status, Dominance
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