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The Gender Communication Handbook: Conquering Conversational Collisions between Men and Women by Audrey Nelson, Ph.D., Claire Damken Brown, Ph.D.

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ADDITIONAL INSTRUMENTS AND TRAINING TOOLS

Chapter 1: Getting Started: Are Men and Women Just Born Different or Do They Learn to Be Different?

ABC NEWS Productions. (2006, September 9). The difference between men and women. 20/20 (transcript only).

Chapter 6: Men, Women, and Conflict: Take It Like a Man Versus Nice Girls Don’t Do Conflict

Exercise: Ball Throwing as a Metaphor for Conflict
Goal
Use ball throwing as a metaphor for how men and women handle conflict.
Objectives
  • Explore how sex roles affect men’s and women’s approaches to conflict (throwing the ball easier, harder, and trickier).
  • Understand the sex differences in women’s and men’s comfort level with an increasing intensity of ball throwing.
  • Create an awareness of the gender-marked ...

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