Sunday, February 3, 2019

Psychologists find that adults take girls' pain less seriously

From Science Daily 01/25/19

Gender stereotypes can hurt children -- quite literally. 

When asked to assess how much pain a child is experiencing based on the observation of identical reactions to a finger-stick, American adults believe boys to be in more pain than girls, according to a new Yale study in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology

The researchers attribute this downgrading of the pain of girls and/or upgrading of the pain of boys to culturally ingrained, and scientifically unproven, myths like "boys are more stoic" or "girls are more emotive."

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