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Emotions no matter how hard you try you cannot control your emotions only attempt to hide them Emotions influence every aspect of our lives what we do what we say how we behave and et cetera All of our emotions from happiness to sadness are influenced by several factors just as our lives are influenced by our emotions Gelinas Emotions 35 The belief that women are more emotional than men is one of the most common findings in gender stereotype research eg Broverman Vogel Brovernman Clarkson Rosenkrantz 1972 Widiger Settle 1987 Past research has documented that although men and women do not differ greatly in the number of undesirable life events they experience women are significantly more affected emotionally than men Kessler 19 Women are thought to experience more frequent and more profound emotions where as men are thought to be emotionally inexpressive and to have less intense emotional experiences In this experiment stereotyped belief s about experience and expression were studied using ten different emotions fear pride sadness anger happiness guilt irritability shame and worry In this paper I attempt to shed light upon two of these emotions guilt and pride Previous research has documented that specific emotions are differentially associated with women and men For example guilt is stereotypically displayed more by females than males where as males generally consistently exceed females on emotions such as pride Brody Hall 1993 Findings however suggest that emotionality stereotypes do vary with the age of the target person For example Fabes and Martin 1991 found evidence that gender-emotion associations tend to be stronger for adult targets than for children They argue that the stereotype of men as unemotional is more accurate for adult targets than for child targets because males learn to control their emotions as they get older Geer and Shields 1996 suggest that the explanation for this stronger association lies in the difference between the experience of the underlying
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