Are women really the chattier sex?
LiveScience - 07/25/2014
There’s a stereotype that women are chattier than men. New research, however, finds that female loquaciousness only comes out in certain situations.
For example, women in the study were more talkative in a structured group assignment setting, but there was hardly any gender difference in the way men and women socialized in informal break-time conversation. The focus on context is important, said study researcher David Lazer, a political scientist at Northeastern University in Boston, because different social situations in education and the workplace could affect how men and women interact and perform.