Sex, Biology and You with Dr. Stephen Furlich
Original Air Date Wednesday,May 3, 2023
Do you wish your partner understood you better? Have you considered that they may not be wired to? Biology and chemistry are important factors in why we communicate the way we do.
Testosterone and Estrogen play a major role in social behaviors from a very young age. To empathetically examine what places men and women on opposite sides of the communication spectrum, Positive Psychology Podcast Host Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with sex and biology expert, Dr. Stephen Furlich. He shares some of the research behind his book Sex Talk: How Biological Sex Influences Gender Communication Differences Throughout Life’s Stages, strategies for how both genders can communicate with each other effectively, and why men and women are the way they are.
Dr. Stephen Furlich — Sex, Biology, and You:
- Stephen explains the social and behavioral differences between men and women and why communication difficulties arise. [1:56]
- How to bridge the gap for better communication at home and work. [5:13]
- Strategies to improve communication in a male-female relationship. [9:11]
- The chemicals that play into our ability to communicate and how they affect us. [13:06]
- How menopause affects females as they begin to lose estrogen. [18:43]
- How men and women handle stress differently. [24:28]
- Stephen explains sexual intimacy differences and the physiology of love. [26:31]
Dr. Stephen Furlich has been an associate professor at Texas A&M since 2018, having taught and researched at the university level for more than twenty years. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education, a Master of Arts in Communication Studies, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Texas Tech University. Dr. Furlich is the author of a breakthrough book, Sex Talk: How Biological Sex Influences Gender Communication Differences Throughout Life’s Stages.
Book: Sex Talk: How Biological Sex Influences Gender Communication Differences Throughout Life’s Stages
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“Women are more apt to say — why did you look at me that way? Click To Tweet “Because we are hardwired so differently, I think that oftentimes we run into little snags in the bedroom and in matters of the heart.” @LisaKamen on @HHTalkRadio Click To Tweet“Science now has the ability to analyze the human brain. And, with over 90% accuracy, predict if it is male or female.” — Dr. Stephen Furlich on @HHTalkRadio Click To Tweet“Females are much better with language ability, the way they read, the way they write, and verbal communication from an early age.“ — Dr. Stephen Furlich on @HHTalkRadio Click To Tweet“The female brain has more connections across both hemispheres. With males their brains are more compartmentalized, with more connections within each hemisphere.” — Dr. Stephen Furlich on @HHTalkRadio Click To Tweet“Females are just superior social creatures than what males are, bottom line.” — Dr. Stephen Furlich on @HHTalkRadio Click To Tweet“When non-verbally each person mimics the other person's nonverbal behaviors, that's a good sign of a positive relationship. But also it helps increase the empathy that they have with each other and how much they understand each other.”… Click To Tweet“From an early age, sex hormones play a major role in our social behaviors. So, from just a few months of age it's been found that sex hormones influence children's play behaviors.” — Dr. Stephen Furlich on @HHTalkRadio Click To Tweet“The serotonin system, the emotional regulation within the body, has been recognized in science as being sexually dimorphic for over 40 years.” — Dr. Stephen Furlich on @HHTalkRadio Click To Tweet“Females are superior in all five senses.” — Dr. Stephen Furlich on @HHTalkRadio Click To Tweet
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