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Rage: I’m Not Mad
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This week, we investigate something that’s long been accepted as a fact about emotions without being put to a scientific test: the stereotype that women are more emotional than men. We meet Psychologist Adriene Beltz, who’s trying to close that research gap, hear an enraging story from Author Kate Moore about a 19th century woman whose husband commits her to an asylum for expressing her feelings, and talk with Therapist and Researcher Araya Baker about how expectations around emotions and gender impact everyone.
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Where to find Dr. Adriene Beltz, Kate Moore, and Araya Baker online:
Dr. Adriene Beltz:
- M(SD) Lab | Dr. Adriene Beltz, Department of Psychology
- Google Scholar
- Little evidence for sex or ovarian hormone influences on affective variability | Scientific Reports
- Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS)
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