[Radio] Boys’ behavior more social than biological

boys misbehaving

“Boys will be boys”. It’s a phrase that crops up with alarming regularity in modern society, because, as we all know, boys are far more likely to be troublemakers than girls, right? Well, it seems that this tendency for some boys to misbehave or disengage at school could be a reaction to social pressures and traditional constructions of masculinity, more than any biological factor.

I spoke with Dr Amanda Keddie from the University of Queensland to get the full story.

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