Navigation Links
Women have more intense emotions than men when conflict arises within the couple
Date:4/13/2011

This release is available in Spanish and French.

Women feel their emotions more intensively than men when a conflict arises within the couple. Conversely, it is men who mostly express "powerful emotions" as wrath or despise who cause conflicts more frequently.

This is the conclusion described in an article published in the journal Intervencin Psicosocial prepared by professors from the Department of Social Psychology of the University of Granada, Inmaculada Valor Segura, Francisca Expsito y Miguel Moya. This study analyzed the type of interpersonal emotions than men and women feel when they face different conflicts within the couple, and the effect that emotions have on the recurrence of conflicts.

A sample fo 142 students 󈞷 women and 67 men- from the University of Granada participated in the study. They were placed in five different conflictive situations. In general terms, the results showed that men and women have different emotions in conflictive situations.

Thus, when facing a situation where "my partner offends me or treats me disrespectfully", women felt miserable, while the situation "if my partner is physically aggressive during an argument" women felt more disappointed than men. In the situation "mi partner shouts at me with frequency", women felt more sadness, while men felt guilt. In the situation "if my partner distorts an argument to be right" women feel sadness, while men feel embarrasment.

Powerful and non-powerful emotions

As the research authors state, a priori one could expect men to express more domineering or "powerful" emotions as wrath, anger or despise, and women to have more submissive attitudes guilt, sadness or fear. The results have proved that women feel more intense emotions, both powerful and non-powerful.

In the light of the results obtained, the University of Granada researchers think that "the socio-cultural context and gender-based roles assigned to men and women respectively might have a relevant influence on the generation of expectations concerning their role in relationships and in conflicts within the couple". Thus, as society establishes certain rules on the composition of men-women relations, it also establishes some rules on how both are expected to act in certain conflictive situations".


'/>"/>

Contact: Francisca Expsito
fexposit@ugr.es
34-958-246-277
University of Granada
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Braids, Weaves May Lead to Balding in Black Women
2. Having Kids Might Make Young Women Heavier, Less Fit
3. Medias focus on ideal body shape can boost womens body satisfaction -- for a while
4. Green tea and tai chi enhance bone health and reduce inflammation in postmenopausal women
5. Hormone Linked to Absence of Periods in Women With Low Body Fat
6. For Young Women, Controlling Partner Often Abusive, Too
7. Ovarian cancer finding may be a win-win for at-risk women who wish to have a family
8. Progesterone Treatment Cuts Preterm Birth Risk in Certain Women
9. Genomic signature in post-menopausal women may explain why pregnancy reduces breast cancer risk
10. More women medical students select general surgery and continue to close the gender gap
11. A GPS to locate missing Alzheimers patients and battered women
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... Thinksport, the most ... Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin. For the second year in a row, cyclists ... sunscreen. , “We are thrilled to provide our safe, non-toxic sunscreen to over ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... CO (PRWEB) , ... February 23, 2017 , ... The ... announce the winner of the 2016 National Education Policy Center Bunkum Award. We invite ... reviewed in 2016. , This year’s Bunkum winner is the Center for American Progress ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... Rare Disease Report®, which is the ... Rare Disease Day events, hosted by the Rare Disease Legislative Advocates (RDLA) on ... weekly e-newsletter and quarterly publication, will be conducting interviews with patients and advocates ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... ... Los Angeles-based weight loss surgeon Michael Feiz, M.D., F.AC.S. will be appearing ... which will begin airing on February 24, 2017. The show chronicles the weight loss ... television series, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.” The earlier series from TLC lasted for ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... Rosica Communications, a ... content marketing, social media management, corporate communications, SEO and cause marketing, is opening ... in nearby New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Canada, Rosica will focus on expanding its ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/23/2017)... ALBANY, New York , February 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... Global Cardiac Holter Monitor Market are GE Healthcare, Koninklijke ... share of about 48% in the global market in ... are the two key factors assessed to be aiding ... Transparency Market Research states that the players in the ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, US ... of nine sectors finished the trading sessions in green, four ... Major US indices were also mixed at the close of ... slightly down by 0.09%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged ... closed at 2,362.82, down 0.11%. This Thursday morning, Stock-Callers.com looks ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... 2017   SeraCare Life Sciences , a ... diagnostics manufacturers and clinical laboratories, is announcing an ... NGS-Based Tests" to be hosted by GenomeWeb ... Eastern Standard Time (US). The goal ... for improved performance and global standardization in the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: