Class Notes – September 24, 2012
CONTINUED FROM SEPT. 19
The higher your stats, the more body postures that you are able to display socially.
Familiarity and level of comfort also dictate body posture in social situations.
Etiology = causation
Men have more relaxed body postures, women have more formalized, tense postures.
Men have more verbal space than women
It is more acceptable for men to interrupt women than vice versa
Lower status people do more smiling than higher status people
Women do more smiling than men
Smiling can disarm people
Nancy Chodorow – first to look at how males and females are socialized differently (Carol
Karen Horney –