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All else being equal: Are men always higher in social dominance orientation than women?

Batalha, Maria (Luisa); Reynolds, Katherine J; Newbigin, Carolyn

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The belief in the gender invariance of many traits is a view that dominates much of psychology. In social psychology, this position is clearly represented by social dominance theory and the construct of social dominance orientation (SDO) where it is argued that, all else being equal, men will be higher in SDO than women. In other domains, though, these assumptions are being questioned, and researchers are arguing for a gender similarities hypothesis. The argument is that men and women are more...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/21341
Source: European Journal of Social Psychology
DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.829

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