Is left frontal brain activation in defensiveness gender specific?

  title={Is left frontal brain activation in defensiveness gender specific?},
  author={John Patrick Kline and James J. Allen and Gary E R Schwartz},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  volume={107 1},
A. J. Tomarken and R. J. Davidson (1994) reported that defensiveness is characterized by relative left frontal brain activation. Because they examined only women, gender differences in this relation are possible. In the present study, resting alpha asymmetries in right-handed men (n = 25) and women (n = 60) were related to defensiveness, measured by the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire L scale. These results were similar to those of Tomarken and Davidson in that defensiveness correlated… CONTINUE READING

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