An Investigative Account of Psychological differences among Sexes
Keywords:Psychology, Sex, Social Role, Gender, Biological difference
The unique capability of human beings is that they think and act. So much so behavior varies with situations. It is also a fact that each individual reacts differently to a given situation. Behavior depends on the transactions taking place in the mind of the individual. It is the outcome of the interplay of stimulus – a matter that needs to be addressed, perception – the way it is taken, cognition – the way it is understood, and response – the characteristic reaction. Psychology denotes the mental makeup. It is the sum of the structure and organization of thoughts and choice of involuntary action at the mental plane. Although influenced by early experiences, genetic differences, and grooming, there is a predictable pattern of composite feelings, thoughts, and emotions that characterize the psychology of a person. This despite, a person’s sex has a great role in contributing to the development of psychology. Men and women are not only physically and biologically different, they are psychologically different too. In other words the broad pattern of thinking, feeling, and behaving that differentiates men and women into two distinct psychological categories, is their sex and associated physical bodily differences, social role differences, gender differences, biological differences, and emotional differences. This study is an attempt to explore these differences that make them differ psychologically. In this paper, the term psychology is treated as the structure and composition of the human mind and the dynamics acting on it.
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