Journal article icon

Journal article

Sexual segregation in human conversations

Abstract:

Human conversation groups have a characteristic size limit at around four individuals. Although mixed-sex social groups can be significantly larger than this, census data on casual social groups suggest that there is a fractal pattern of fission in conversations when social group size is a multiple of this value. This study suggests that, as social group size increases beyond four, there is a tendency for sexual segregation to occur resulting in an increasing frequency of single-sex conversat...

Expand abstract
Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

Actions


Access Document


Files:
Publisher copy:
10.1163/1568539X-00003319

Authors


More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers Publisher's website
Journal:
Behaviour Journal website
Volume:
153
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-14
Publication date:
2015-09-24
Acceptance date:
2015-09-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1568-539X
ISSN:
0005-7959
URN:
uuid:a565430b-e681-448e-91e3-8b10abf5a8c1
Source identifiers:
610714
Local pid:
pubs:610714
Keywords:

Terms of use


Metrics



If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP