Advances in Social Behavior Research

Advances in Social Behavior Research

ASBR ICEIPI 2022, 02 February 2023

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The Role of Gender in Perceiving Emotions: Anger and Sadness

Meixuan Chen * 1
1 Indian Springs School, Pelham, Alabama 35124, USA

* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Advances in Social Behavior Research, ASBR ICEIPI 2022, 156-162
Published 02 February 2023. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
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Citation Meixuan Chen. The Role of Gender in Perceiving Emotions: Anger and Sadness. ASBR (2023) ASBR ICEIPI 2022: 156-162.


This paper focused on the relationship between gender and emotion. It had been stereotyped that woman would sense more sadness than men when facing sad situations, while men would be more outraged than women in angry circumstances. To test our hypothesis, this work recruited a total sample size of 420 people to watch two video clips (angry and sad videos) and completed a survey about the pictures. Their emotional states were unconsciously reflected by their attitudes towards the video clips. Excel and a t-test were implemented to analyze the emotional differences between males and females under each condition (sadness and anger). The result corresponded to our speculation–women tended to feel more despairing than men when watching sad video clips, while men tended to be more irritated than women after watching angry videos.


abstract image, irritation(men), response towards video, desperation (women)


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