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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SEXES

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Published on Aug 3, 2015

ARE SOME HUSBANDS MORE FAITHFUL THAN OTHERS? ARE WOMEN MORE GENEROUS THAN MEN? TODAY WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN AND HOW THE CHEMICALS IN OUR BRAIN CAN AFFECT HOW WE RELATE TO EACH OTHER.

SO THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN, AND THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE WHEN IT COMES TO HOW WE PROCESS THINGS EMOTIONALLY IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS. BOTH SEXES HAVE STRONG EXPECTATIONS ABOUT HOW THEIR PARTNER SHOULD BEHAVE, SO IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT TO EDUCATE OURSELVES ABOUT THE BASIC GENDER DIFFERENCES, WHICH EXIST BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN. THEY ARE REAL, THEY ARE THERE, AND THEY ARE NOT GOING AWAY.

SO, HOW ARE MEN AND WOMEN REALLY DIFFERENT? JOINING ME IS DR. PAUL ZAK, SCIENTIST, AUTHOR AND FOUNDING DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR NEUROECONOMICS. HIS WORK ON OXYTOCIN AND ITS EFFECT ON OUR BRAIN AND THEREFORE OUR RELATIONSHIPS HAS EARNED HIM THE NICKNAME "DR. LOVE."

IN GENERAL, WOMEN TEND TO BE IN TOUCH WITH A MUCH WIDER RANGE OF FEELINGS THAN MEN, AND TO FEEL THEM WITH MORE INTENSITY. AS A RESULT, MANY MEN PERCEIVE THAT WOMEN’S FEELINGS ARE IRRATIONAL AND DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND. THEY MAY EVEN FEEL THREATENED BY THE EXPRESSION OF FEELINGS IN THEIR PRESENCE AND REACT BY WITHDRAWING OR ATTEMPTING TO CONTROL THE SITUATION THROUGH ANGER OR A DISPLAY OF POWER.

DR. ZAK IS HERE TO EXPLAIN WHAT UNDERLIES THE GREAT MYSTERIES OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND MORE IMPORTANTLY – HOW WE CAN USE THIS INFORMATION TO MAKE OUR RELATIONSHIPS BETTER. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SEXES

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