Gender Peculiarities of Adolescents’ Social Intellect and Its Development Prospects
A. V. Marker, M. V. Birkina
Gender peculiarities of social intellect of adolescents are analyzed on the basis of the empirical research. Boys show a high level of verbal message comprehension, and low level of empathy development. Girls in their teen-age years have social intellect that is characterized by a higher level of nonverbal information perception and sense of other people’s feelings, and a lower level of listening skills, restraint in showing emotions in communication. Experimental study of social intellect development showed positive dynamics: boys began to comprehend nonverbal information better, and at the same time be more restraint in communication. Girls learned to acquire verbal information better, and show more empathy and emotional balance when interacting with peers.
social intellect, gender peculiarities, social intellect development