The Use of Language Patterns as an Indicator of Sex-Specific Cognitive Traits and International Relations
Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Defense and Strategic Studies
Defense and Strategic Studies
Males and females evolved different cognitive traits based upon sex-specific fitness. However, due to genetic complexity, each individual has a different mixture of male and female traits. Language patterns can be used as indicators of these traits. This thesis postulates that a decisionmaker can develop a profile of another decisionmaker's sex-specific cognitive traits by examining his/her language usage. By understanding the makeup of these traits, policymakers can tailor more effective negotiating strategies and strategic communications.
evolutionary psychology, strategic communications, negotiations, language patterns, cognitive traits, psychological mechanisms, sex differences, sex-specific language usage
Defense and Security Studies
© Laura Walters Marsh
Marsh, Laura Walters, "The Use of Language Patterns as an Indicator of Sex-Specific Cognitive Traits and International Relations" (2008). MSU Graduate Theses. 2416.