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Science. 2007 Jul 6;317(5834):82.

Are women really more talkative than men?

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Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA. mehl@email.arizona.edu

Abstract

Women are generally assumed to be more talkative than men. Data were analyzed from 396 participants who wore a voice recorder that sampled ambient sounds for several days. Participants' daily word use was extrapolated from the number of recorded words. Women and men both spoke about 16,000 words per day.

PMID:
17615349
DOI:
10.1126/science.1139940
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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