Study Charts How Women, Men Tackle Stress Not Everyone Uses 'Fight or Flight'
Contrary to established theory, men and women use radically different methods for coping with stress, a new study has concluded.
For decades, behavioral scientists have assumed that humans and many other animals of both sexes respond to acute stress with a "fight or flight" response, in which the body readies itself for either aggression or hasty withdrawal.
The new research, by six UCLA psychologists, challenges that view, arguing that the fight-or-flight dogma resulted from the fact that the vast majority of animals used to investigate the phenomenon were male rats, and that in human experiments, "women constituted about 17 percent of participants."
Recent observations, the …
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Publication information: Article title: Study Charts How Women, Men Tackle Stress Not Everyone Uses 'Fight or Flight'. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: June 26, 2000. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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