From Social Interaction to Social Organizations
Feminist Theory, Emotion, and the Building Block of Social Interaction
-A researcher evesdropped on 1200 conversations of people laughing in public spaces
-When they heard someone laughing, they recorded who laughed (speaker, listener both) and the
gender of the speaker and the listener.
Findings: -women laugh more than men do in everyday conversations
- biggest discrepancy in laughing is when the speaker is a women and the listener is a
In this case, women laugh more than twice as often as men do.
- When a man speaks and a woman listens
women is more likely to laugh than the man is.
-Men are more likely than women to engage in long monologues and interrupt when others are talking.
-Men are les