A Structural Social Psychological View of Gender Differences in Cooperation Academic Article uri icon


  • We analyze differences in cooperation between men and women in social dilemma settings. Using a structural social psychological framework, we examine how the actor, the encounter, the microstructure, and the macrostructure might influence when gender differences emerge in cooperation. Many of the interaction differences, often linked to innate differences between men and women, are modified when the context is modified. We pay particular attention to how status and identity are connected to such modifications. Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2009.

published proceedings

  • Sex Roles

author list (cited authors)

  • Sell, J., & Kuipers, K. J.

citation count

  • 19

complete list of authors

  • Sell, Jane||Kuipers, Kathy J

publication date

  • January 2009