lapel microphone SHE SAYS, HE SAYS / The battle of the blab is a draw, psychologists say in new study -- findings contradict widespread belief that women talk more than men
Talking Woman-Let's talk about Charlie.It turns out that men talk as much as women.Of course, maybe men will talk more about cars and sports, about the new iPhone, and women will talk about how they feel, but in the end, 16,000 words are used on average per gender per day, researchers who studied the conversation habits of 396 men and women for six years said."I'm a little surprised that there isn't any gender impact, because this kind of female talk about more stereotypes is such a powerful, popular idea," says Richard slythercher, a PhD candidate in psychology at the University of Texas, one of the authors of the study."But we were able to test the concept directly, which is completely unfounded."The results of this study, published today in the journal Science, reveal an era --The old assumption is that women are not just fairer sex, they are also the most talked about sex.Tony Bennett sings this in the 1960 s "girl talk": "The Weaker Sex we mortal men see, the" speaker "sex, even though we are joking, we won't trade you for a ton of gold."This stereotype is very common, and even scientists have always thought that women would say more, and they have incorporated this assumption into their psychological gender traits.Last year, when UCLA psychiatrist Louann Brizendine published the female brain, there was a statistic that jumped off the page and became the main topic of the radio station --Program host and Internet blog-Brizendine wrote that women use an average of 20,000 words per day;Men use only 7,000.Brizendine finally came up with this detail after the first printing ---She's on the 13 th now--When she can't support it, but the number insists on pop culture.Brizendine said she was happy to see the official rebuttal."My book is more about hormones, and this line is out of context."It's so charming," she said .""It's controversial whenever you talk about gender differences.But the bottom line is that there are more similarities between men and women than differences.The important question now, she said, is how this stereotype started in the first place.Psychologists don't know what their myths are about, but brizendan speculated that it might stay around 1950 seconds when people work for months-to-Work and stay at home with women and children.At the end of the day, men come back to their wives and they want to talk about children, houses and finances ---Basically, it feels like a lot of nagging, says Brizendine.Matthias Mehl said that this stereotype has always existed in modern times, because women tend to talk more openly about their feelings, which just keeps men silent in emotional discussions, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Arizona, one of the authors of the study."Women who want to talk about a problem suddenly become 'Women always want to talk, men never want to talk, '" Mel said '.".Or, a slightly different statement is that Brizendine said: "Perhaps the lack of desire for men to listen to women is the reason why this myth persists .".She says it may not be just men who are frustrated.Because conversations about relationships are often emotional and intense, Mehl says, they are more important than they deserve in terms of the assumed number of words."Because they feel they are important, so people over-generalize from these conversations," said Mel, and think women are the people who speak.Mel's study is not the first to analyze the number of men and women talking, and previous studies have also shown that there is not much difference between genders.But early research almost always records people in unnatural circumstances.-For example, when everyone knows that scientists are listening, sit in the lab and have a conversation.The new study used audio clips from college students who agreed to record a few days between 1998 and 2004.Mini recording equipmentA tape recorder and lapels microphone designed to listen to studies used in natural languages.The device is automatically turned on for 30 seconds every 12 seconds.Subjects were unable to control for 5 minutes-I don't know.-When the device is on or off.The researchers then transcribe the fragments of the conversation, count the words used, and infer from this number how many words a person uses in a day.There are some potential disadvantages of this study, that is, because it only uses college students, it may not apply to men and women of all age groups and educational levels.But Mehl said that if there are important biological differences in the university level of men and women, they will at least have a record in this study.In fact, women speak an average of 546 more words per day than men, but this figure is not statistically significant.According to the results of the study, some stereotypes about conversational habits seem correct, says Mehl.The researchers don't actually count the types of words people use, but he says men tend to talk more about sports and technology and women tend to talk about how they feel.Previous studies have shown that women use more emotional expressions to describe things in relational terms ---For example, she says they use more pronouns.People talk about more specific things, he said.Montira Warran in San Francisco says she is sure that Slatcher's research is very scientific, but women will definitely be eliminated in her familytalked the men.But, she added, she came from a family of mostly women ---Those people have no chance."There are a lot of wayward women in our family who need to express their views and the men will say, 'Okay, '" Warran said '."."I think women want to make sure they are heard.Doug Wilkins, a San Francisco resident, said he had read books and research on gender dialogue models and noted trends in the way men and women talk.He said that men are more likely to give lectures and practice one-When they talk to other men, they behave better.Women are more cooperative when talking, he said.He says it's absolutely true that men talk as much as women."For everyone you know who will only say 'yes', 'good', 'no', there is a guy who will walk up to strangers on the street and start giving lectures to them, said Wilkins."My father is in the restaurant," he said ."The poor waiter said, 'Is everything all right?'My dad would have a capsule review of every dish everyone eats at the table.The poor man stood there all the time, his arms were covered with plates and shook with fatigue.I told my dad that the answer to this question is: no problem.