Mäns missuppfattningar om aggressivitet

aggressionJag har alltid funnit aggressiva män påfrestande och töntiga. Jag är inte ensam därom. En ny studie, ”Men’s Misperceptions about the Acceptability and Attractiveness of Aggression”, publicerad i Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, ger aggressiva män anledning att fundera på om de inte bör lägga band på sig:

Study 1 found that men (but not women) overestimated the aggressiveness of their peers. Study 2 demonstrated that men (but not women) overestimated peer approval of aggression and disapproval when an affront was not responded to aggressively. Study 3 found that men overestimate how attractive aggression is to women. Study 4 found that greater perceived discrepancies in aggression between self and peers was related to lower self-esteem, a weaker gender identification, and greater feelings of social marginalization, suggesting that men’s misperceptions about aggression norms have negative consequences for self-perceptions.

Nej, man blir inte poppis av att bråka och slåss. Sluta med det.