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Gender Differences and Gender Stereotypes Gender differences and gender stereotypes are fascinating in that one must sift through the theories assumptions and inevitable confusion to distinguish the reality from the assumption Men and women are obviously different especially inherently but how And why And which differences are more individualized than generalized Even more interesting is to observe how the differences between men and women have evolved especially over the past 30 years- since the sexual revolution A generous amount of research has been done since then and this research is continually updated as men and women evolve themselves Our understanding of the innate gender differences as opposed to the acquired one is still growing yet it still seems tainted by such misunderstanding There is a lot of research regarding stereotypical views of men and women and psychological testing has helped integrate and differentiate the documented real behavior Even through the sexual revolution there still exists gender-role stereotypes although the stereotyping has decreased in recent years Surprisingly stereotypes are adhered to by people of every status educated or not Americans generally believe that men are aggressive independent unemotional dominant active and overly self-confident On the other hand women are thought of to be gentle religious neat and dependent Americans in general seem to believe that males and females have distinguishing opposing characteristics Aggressiveness is one behavior which is consistently noted in psychological gender differences The majority of people seem to believe that males are more aggressive than females Aggression is defined as behavior intended to harm another person Aggression can be found in physical behavior and verbal behavior The difference in the degree of aggression between the two genders seems much more obvious in peoples youth Young boys are known to fight a lot but there aggression seems to fade as they mature There have been many studies involving gender differences in aggressive behavior What causes this behavior Is it environmental or inborn Some
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