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A social-cognitive model of human behavior offers a more parsimonious account of emotional expressivity

  • Vivian Zayas (a1), Joshua A. Tabak (a2), Gül Günaydýn (a1) and Jeanne M. Robertson (a3)


According to socio-relational theory, men and women encountered different ecologies in their evolutionary past, and, as a result of different ancestral selection pressures, they developed different patterns of emotional expressivity that have persisted across cultures and large human evolutionary time scales. We question these assumptions, and propose that social-cognitive models of individual differences more parsimoniously account for sex differences in emotional expressivity.



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A social-cognitive model of human behavior offers a more parsimonious account of emotional expressivity

  • Vivian Zayas (a1), Joshua A. Tabak (a2), Gül Günaydýn (a1) and Jeanne M. Robertson (a3)


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