Navigation Links
Men and Women May Truly See Things Differently
Date:4/20/2011

WEDNESDAY, April 20 (HealthDay News) -- Men are more likely to see issues in black-and-white, whereas women tend to see things in shades of grey, a new study contends.

British researchers asked 113 volunteers to judge how 50 objects fit into certain categories: partially, fully, or not at all. The objects and categories were highly likely to stimulate debate or disagreement.

For example, is a tomato a fruit? Is paint a tool?

Men were found to be more likely to make absolute judgments (a tomato is or is not a fruit). Women, on the other hand, were more flexible and 23 percent more likely to say that an object belonged in the partial category (a tomato can "sort of" be a fruit, for instance).

The study by University of Warwick researchers, scheduled for publication in Archives of Sexual Behavior, used scientific methods to test the popular belief that men and women differ in terms of making choices and decisions.

"Of course, simply because we have found a significant sex difference in how men and women categorize does not mean that one method is intrinsically better than the other," Zachary Estes, a psychologist and author of the study, said in a university news release.

"For instance, male doctors may be more likely to quickly and confidently diagnose a set of symptoms as a disease," Estes said. "Although this brings great advantages in treating diseases early, it obviously has massive disadvantages if the diagnosis is actually wrong. In many cases, a more open approach to categorizing or diagnosing would be more effective."

More information

The American Psychological Association has more about women and men.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: University of Warwick, news release, April 18, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. 2 physicians from Women & Infants honored by APGO
2. Women have more intense emotions than men when conflict arises within the couple
3. Braids, Weaves May Lead to Balding in Black Women
4. Having Kids Might Make Young Women Heavier, Less Fit
5. Medias focus on ideal body shape can boost womens body satisfaction -- for a while
6. Green tea and tai chi enhance bone health and reduce inflammation in postmenopausal women
7. Hormone Linked to Absence of Periods in Women With Low Body Fat
8. For Young Women, Controlling Partner Often Abusive, Too
9. Ovarian cancer finding may be a win-win for at-risk women who wish to have a family
10. Progesterone Treatment Cuts Preterm Birth Risk in Certain Women
11. Genomic signature in post-menopausal women may explain why pregnancy reduces breast cancer risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Men and Women May Truly See Things Differently
(Date:9/19/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... September 19, 2017 , ... ... Compliance and Safety for the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Africa Indoor Residual ... Innovation to Action Award. , The Innovation to Action Award, a USAID ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... 2017 , ... MelaKids, a Laredo-based company, has introduced a new concept for ... Nature gives us a full supply of melanin – in the back of the ... glare-reducing pigment; however, around the age of thirty, we develop a yellow-brown pigment in ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... 19, 2017 , ... The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) , ... in healthcare information exchange and a trusted advisor to the U.S. Department of Health ... entitled Barriers to Adoption of the ERA and EFT Transactions . , ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... ... Public outrage over the toxins that exist in tap water and the ... industry itself to research, develop and ultimately supply consumers with healthy drinking water alternatives. ... natural alkaline water technologies, water filtration systems, and consumer education. ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... , ... September 19, 2017 , ... ... TX, announces the launch of its magnesium-based orthopedic medical device, OsteoCrete®. OsteoCrete® bone ... the first in the U.S. to incorporate magnesium, a critical property for bone ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/13/2017)... OrthoAtlanta has been named the official orthopedic and sports ... the 2018 College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship to be ... Atlanta, Georgia . OrthoAtlanta is proud to ... in many activities leading up to, and including the national ... OrthoAtlanta ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... , Sept. 12, 2017  ValGenesis Inc., the ... (VLMS), is pleased to announce the appointment of ... of its Board of Directors and Chairman of ... enables life science companies to manage their entire ... of paper in this process. Furthermore, ValGenesis VLMS ...
(Date:9/9/2017)... 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... data for lasmiditan, an investigational, oral, first-in-class molecule for ... improvements compared to placebo in the Phase 3 SPARTAN ... 18th Congress of the International Headache Society (IHC) in ... presented today demonstrate lasmiditan,s potential to reduce pain and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: