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Why Women Apologize More

Why Women Apologize more than Men: Gender Differences in Thresholds for Perceiving Offensive Behavior

Pubcast accompanying an article in Psychological Science. A co-author describes a psychology experiment in which men and women were monitored to see how many apologies they gave and received. The women they studied apologized more, but the gender difference was due to perceptions of whether or not an offense had taken place that warranted an apology.

Why Women Apologize More

Sandra Kiume

Sandra Kiume is a mental health advocate from Vancouver, Canada, and the founder of @unsuicide. Along with maintaining Channel N, she contributes to World of Psychology.

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Kiume, S. (2010). Why Women Apologize More. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 27, 2020, from


Last updated: 21 Oct 2010
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