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Separating production from perception: Perceiver-based explanations for sex differences in emotion

  • Jennifer M. B. Fugate (a1), Harold Gouzoules (a2) and Lisa Feldman Barrett (a1) (a3)

In this commentary, we review evidence that production-based (perceiver-independent) measures reveal few consistent sex differences in emotion. Further, sex differences in perceiver-based measures can be attributed to retrospective or dispositional biases. We end by discussing an alternative view that women might appear to be more emotional because they are more facile with emotion language.

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