Psychology Community Talks - Adriene Beltz - From Average Differences to Different From Average: When Gender Matters for Emotion and Anxiety
Dr. Adriene Beltz, Assistant Professor of Psychology
From Average Differences to Different From Average: When Gender Matters for Emotion and Anxiety
Gender matters for emotions – or does it? Averages are often used to describe the emotions of women and men. People, however, are unique, and emotions meaningfully fluctuate from day-to-day. This variability calls into question the accuracy of averages, which actually may not represent any individual! Using unique 75-day individual-level data on emotions and anxiety, this talk will showcase both the utility of averages for dispelling gender stereotypes as well as the danger of averages for (mis)representing the experiences of individual men and women.
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