Gender and aggressive behavior: a meta-analytic review of the social psychological literature.

  title={Gender and aggressive behavior: a meta-analytic review of the social psychological literature.},
  author={A. Eagly and V. Steffen},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={100 3},
  • A. Eagly, V. Steffen
  • Published 1986
  • Medicine
  • Psychological bulletin
  • In our meta-analytic review of sex differences in aggressive behavior reported in the social psychological literature we found that although men were somewhat more aggressive than women on the average, sex differences were inconsistent across studies. The magnitude of the sex differences was significantly related to various attributes of the studies. In particular, the tendency for men to aggress more than women was more pronounced for aggression that produces pain or physical injury than for… CONTINUE READING
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