The need to foster emotional diversity in boys

Parents, research has found, encourage less diversity of emotions in boys than they do in girls, a trend that has far-reaching consequences into adulthood, writes Jessica Borelli, associate professor of psychology and social behavior, in an article for Scientific American.

"Boys grow up in a world inhabited by a narrower range of emotions, one in which their experiences of anger are noticed, inferred, and potentially even cultivated. This leaves other emotions — particularly the more vulnerable emotions — sorely ignored or missing in their growing minds," Borellli writes.

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