Category Archives: Emotions

Anger in Relationships

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What About Women?

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The Romance of Dance

by Dr. Debi Smith The image of a man and a woman dancing together in three-quarter time is the best metaphor for (and experience of) a romantic relationship as it should be. More specifically, a couple dance provides much of … Continue reading

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Brody (1997)

Abstract: Stereotypes about gender and emotional expression tend to be imprecise and misleading. They fail to acknowledge situational, individual, and cultural variations in males’ and females’ emotional expressiveness. They also tend to generalize across emotional intensity and frequency, as well … Continue reading

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Benenson, Morash, & Petrakos (1998)

The following is an excerpt from Smith (2008): Considering Chodorow’s (1978) relational theory of gender identity development, Benenson, Morash, and Petrakos (1998) hypothesized that “girls can maintain their primary emotional bond with their mothers,” whereas “boys must renounce their close … Continue reading

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Boys to Men: Emotional Miseducation

Boys are still taught to forfeit sensitivity for a ‘mask of bravado,’ say violence experts. by Bridget Murray, APA Monitor staff American boys are being so “emotionally miseducated” by everyone from parents and peers to the entertainment industry, say some … Continue reading

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The Bully

(Dr. Pollack was on Oprah.) Boys everywhere have been affected by what happened in Columbine and many fear they too could “snap.” Dr. Pollack says there is now a “Columbine Syndrome” — boys are afraid of their own anger, and … Continue reading

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