Stressed Men Are More Social
I don’t have my hands on the articles now…but recently I have read that men and women really are more alike than they are different..including their psychology…quite different from the “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” model….
Obviously, from the related articles below, gender differences (or lack of) is an ongoing research topic in many circles with differing research results.
Freiburg researchers have refuted the common belief that stress always causes aggressive behavior.
A team of researchers led by the psychologists and neuroscientists Prof. Markus Heinrichs and Dr. Bernadette von Dawans at the University of Freiburg, Germany, examined in a study how men react in stressful situations — and have refuted a nearly 100-year-old doctrine with their results. According to this doctrine, humans and most animal species show the “fight-or-flight” response to stress. Only since the late 1990s have some scientists begun to argue that women show an alternate “tend-and-befriend” response to stress — in other words, a protective (“tend”) and friendship-offering (“befriend”) reaction. Men, in contrast, were still assumed to become aggressive under stress. Von Dawans refuted this assumption, saying: “Apparently men also show social approach behavior as a direct consequence of stress.”….
- Study finds stressed men more social, refutes common belief that stress always causes aggressive behavior (medicalxpress.com)
- Stressed Men Are More Social (tricitypsychology.com)
- Stress Turns Men Into Social Butterflies (livescience.com)
- Stressed men are more social (factday.com)
- Stress Doesn’t Necessarily Make Men More Aggressive (news.softpedia.com)
- Men Deal With Stress More Aggressively than Women, Thanks to a Single Gene (motherboard.vice.com)
- The ‘macho’ gene that makes men aggressive has been found (dailymail.co.uk)
- Men respond more aggressively than women to stress (mayoclinic.com)
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