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24 January, 13:00

Rosenfield (2000) suggests women's higher rates of internalizing disorders and men's higher rates of externalizing disorders are due to

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  1. 24 January, 14:44
    gender socialization.


    gender socialization refers to the way each gender was taught to behave ever since they're young. Rosenfield suggested that In most cultures, women are expected to be quiet and emotionally reserved. This is why when experiencing emotional problems, they learn to internalize it to maintain their feminine persona.

    Men on the other hand were expected to be dominant and not afraid in voicing out their opinion. Which is why they have higher rates of externalizing disorders to maintain their masculine persona.
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