Feeling Stressed? Gender May Decide How You Cope.
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Subject: Feeling Stressed? Gender May Decide How You Cope.
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FEELING STRESSED? GENDER MAY DECIDE HOW YOU COPE
From: The Washington Post
For more than a half-century, scientific gospel has held that animals,
including humans, respond to stress by preparing to do battle or to flee,
a physiological syndrome commonly known as "fight or flight."
But in a newly released report, a group of researchers asserts that females
often show a very different reaction to stress, one that revolves around
nurturing and seeking the support of others rather than aggression or
The difference between the fight-or-flight response in males and this "tend
and befriend" response in females, each seen both in humans and in animal
species, is based in hormonal differences between the sexes, the researchers
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