Sex Differences in Crying
Differences between males and females in the frequency and duration of increased tearing of the eyes and other associated behaviors in response to internal emotional states.
It is well established that, apart from reacting to chemical or physical irritants, adult females shed tears more often than adult males. This crying occurs in response to emotional states, sometimes induced by external events. Here, we will examine the extent of this sex difference and its possible explanations.
Sex Differences in Frequency and Duration Across the Life Span
Infants produce cries from birth but seem to weep only after 3 months of age. Because the function of signaling distress is reasonably the same throughout infant-...
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