Gender, Emotion, and the Family

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1. Introduction
1.
Quotations at the beginning of each chapter are taken from individual interviews conducted with family members who participated in the re- search project on gender and emotion discussed later in this chapter (see Brody, Lovas, and Hay 1995). Names and some ages of research partici- pants have been changed.
2.
The results from this study have been presented or published in the following papers: Brody, Hay, and Vandewater (1990); Brody (1993); Brody, Lovas, and Hay (1995); Brody, Pfister, and Brennan (1997); Brody, Wise, and Monuteaux (1997); Brody (1997); Brody (in press).
3.
This household tasks checklist was adapted from one used by Baruch and Barnett (1986a).
4.
The children were given a children's version of the Attitudes toward Women Scale.
5.
Assiter (1996) points out that biological accounts of gender differences have waxed and waned depending on the state of the economy When unemployment is high and the need for women employees is low, women's "natural" and biological roles as homemakers and nurturers be- come emphasized by researchers. Although I would like to believe that my account of gender differences is true regardless of the historical con- text in which I write, I know that my work is undoubtedly influenced by the values of the culture in which I function.

2. Understanding Emotional Expression
1.
Some of these patients suffer from a syndrome called pseudobulbar palsy, in which there are lesions of the pyramidal tract, the circuit through which the cortex exercises volitional control over the face (Rinn 1991).
2.
Intensity itself is a murky concept, and it is not clear whether every emotion can range from mild to intense, or whether some, for example, contentment or rage, can be inherently only mild or only intense. An-

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