In-class activity for interpersonal comm: gender differences
Before discussing patterns of differences in male and female communication, I like to start by having the students break into small groups and make a list of games typically played by a group of little boys and games played by a group of little girls. After combining the lists, ask the students what type of communication you are likely to see in the boys’ games versus the girls’ games. This is a nice lead-off to a discussion of how these same patterns tend to hold in adult communication patterns.
Julia T. Wood has a list of specific differences in her textbook.