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Selective Attention—What We Actually See When We See Sex

Selective Attention—What We Actually See When We See Sex

Chapter:
(p.58) Three Selective Attention—What We Actually See When We See Sex
Source:
Blind to Sameness
Author(s):
Asia Friedman
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226023779.003.0004

This chapter examines the socio-optical construction of sex difference, focusing specifically on social norms of attention and relevance. It presents lists of the most common visual and non-visual sex cues, breaking the usual gestalt-like, holistic impression of sex into its component parts.

Keywords:   sex difference, social norms, sex cues

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