Girls, aggression, and emotion regulation.

  title={Girls, aggression, and emotion regulation.},
  author={Anne M Conway},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  volume={75 2},
  • Anne M Conway
  • Published 2005 in The American journal of orthopsychiatry
Many studies have demonstrated that boys are more aggressive than girls (see J. D. Coie & K. Dodge, 1997, for a review) and that emotion regulation difficulties are associated with problematic behaviors (N. Eisenberg & R. A. Fabes, 1999; M. Gilliom, D. S. Shaw, J. E. Beck, M. A. Schonberg, & J. L. Lukon, 2002). However, recent findings indicate that gender differences in aggressive behaviors disappear when assessments are broadened to include relational aggression--behaviors designed to harm… CONTINUE READING