Gender and Emotion

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Gender and Emotion
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Gender and Emotion
When emotion is expressed, there are various ways levels of expectation in how the expression is carried out. Hutson-Comeaux and Kelly (2002) found “women’s overreactions to angry events in work-related situations were actually evaluated as significantly less appropriate than men’s reactions and that women’s reactions were not different in sincerity from men’s reactions” (p. 8). It is hypothesized for the proposed study that contrary to the aforementioned study, that emotional expression in mothers will be more positively evaluated for appropriateness than in fathers because there is a higher level of expectation that mothers are expected to display...
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.....Those expectations notwithstanding though, the gender differences in appropriateness of behavior would be measured on a different scale perhaps for future studies.
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