"Fight or Flight" Theory Debunked: Stress Makes Men More Sociable and Cooperative | Serving and Leadership | Scoop.it
Rather than succumbing to the primitive “fight or flight” instinct, men actually become more sociable and cooperative when under stress, according to new psychological study.

 

Researchers from the University of Freiburg, Germany said that their latest findings debunk “a nearly 100-year-old doctrine,” that while women showed an alternate "tend-and-befriend" response to stress and became more protective and more sociable, and men became more aggressive.

 

Rather than succumbing to the primitive “fight or flight” instinct, when under stress men actually become more sociable and cooperative, according to new psychological study.

 

"Apparently men also show social approach behavior as a direct consequence of stress," co-researcher Bernadette von Dawans of the University of Freiburg in Germany said in a statement.


Via Sakis Koukouvis