Stress Turns Men Into Social Butterflies

LiveScience:

When stress strikes, women are said to turn to their social ties for support, while men are supposed to become aggressive. But new research finds that these gender stereotypes don’t always hold true.

In fact, men under stress are more likely to trust others, behave in a trustworthy manner and to share resources, a new study finds.

Earlier research has suggested that when under stress, men take a “fight-or-flight” approach, becoming more aggressive, while women are more likely to “tend-and-befriend,” reaching out to others.

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