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Question 52
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2.In the chapter about men and women, the textbook authors discuss a number of male-female differences in behaviors and experiences. For instance, meta-analyses show that men tend to be more likely to masturbate than women (d = .96), and that women are more skilled at expressing emotion than are men (d = Ð.52). Your textbook authors note that even though social scientists have come to a reasonable degree of consensus on the validity of the similarities and differences described, great controversy persists over how best to understand them. Briefly describe two broad approaches to explaining sex differences.