According to pop-psychology book "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus" written by relationship counselor John Gray, men and women think and feel in fundamentally different ways and should learn said differences in order for their relationships to thrive.
I couldn't find specific quotes available online (though I have the physical book) but I did find a summary of it, which I hope can give you a sufficient understanding of the general tone of the book.
Putting aside the relationship advice contained in the book, what piqued my interest was the claim made by Gray that men and women possess strongly different thought patterns and emotional behaviours, a claim which he does not sustain with any reference to research articles or other kinds of scientific evidence. Gray's assertions prompted, as a response, a book by Prof. Deborah Cameron called "The Myth of Mars and Venus: Do men and women really speak different languages?", which - among other topics - replies that most of the differences named by Gray are social myths and stereotypes.
I'd like to know if there are any studies (possibly peer-reviewed) that prove or refute some of the claims in the book, specifically these:
- men have better problem-solving abilities than women (they are more focused than women when clearing tasks);
- men are less inclined to work in groups than women;
- women's actions are less rational and more emotion-driven than men.