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Who Says the Sexes Are Planets Apart?
Date:2/7/2013

By Amanda Gardner
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Men are from Mars, and Women are from Venus? Maybe not.

It's a pop psychology theory that has permeated modern culture, but a new study debunks the premise that men and women are irrevocably different in every way.

"A lot of people think about men and women as being different species somehow," said study senior author Harry Reis, a professor of psychology at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York. "We wanted to hold that assumption up to rigorous scrutiny."

Reis and his co-author, a self-described "tomboy," analyzed 122 different physical and personality traits in more than 13,000 individuals. Their findings are reported in the February issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Physical traits included weight, height, shoulder breadth, arm circumference and waist-to-hip ratio. Psychological characteristics included empathy, fear of success, intimacy, choice of mate and sexual attitudes and behavior.

The conclusion?

Sure, men and women were physically different, obviously in terms of genital organs but also in height, weight and prowess (men tended to throw the javelin farther and jump higher than women did), the study found.

And certain stereotypes held true with regard to hobbies and activities. For instance, women were more likely to be interested in scrapbooking, pedicures and TV talk shows, while men veer toward boxing, video games and watching pornography, the researchers said.

But that's where the distinctions ended.

In terms of psychology, the thinking of men and women tended to overlap. In other words, men can be from Venus or Mars, and so can women, although it might be more accurate to say both genders are from Earth.

"We're accustomed to men having a penis and women having a vagina, then putting all kinds of attributes on them," said Dr. T. By
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