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:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... Fixed ... p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST, http://www.fdanews.com/fixeddosecombination , Fixed ... pharmaceutical products, garnering increased attention from all stakeholders in the development of new ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... T.E.N., a ... closed for the ISE Southeast Awards 2016. Finalists and winners of the ISE® ... Southeast Executive Forum and Awards Gala on March 15, 2016 at the Westin ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... ... Fisher House Foundation Chairman and CEO Kenneth Fisher joined Governor Brian Sandoval, ... Scott Bensing, and Peggy Kearns Director, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System yesterday to dedicate ... be the first Fisher House in Nevada, and will provide free lodging for families ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... , ... Erlanger Agency has announced a new partnership in its ongoing community ... on the fight against breast cancer, fundraising for a local woman named Carmen, who ... Carmen is a loving single mother of two boys who also serves as caregiver ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... For Coast Dental dentist Everet ... RDH, and dental assistant Terrell Moore shortly before 7 a.m. to volunteer at Friday’s ... professionals, donating their time and skills to help hundreds of uninsured and underinsured people ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... , Feb. 11, 2016 ... Companion Diagnostics in Personalized Medicine and Cancer Therapy. ... - High-Growth Diagnostic Testing Markets. - Key Diagnostic ... - Molecular Diagnostics in Genetic Testing. - ... Diagnostics Markets. - Over-the-Counter Diagnostic Products World Markets. ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... 2016  Kindred Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIN ), ... lives of pets, today announced the submission to FDA ... Drug Application (NADA) for Zimeta™ (dipyrone injection, KIND-012).  Positive ... Zimeta for the control of pyrexia (fever) in horses ... --> --> The Chemistry, Manufacturing, and ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... 2016  NOIT™ Research LLC, a private, leading-edge autism ... campaign to assist needy families in obtaining one of ... between February 10, 2016 and March 31, 2016, the ... The NOIT is an auditory stimulus that plays a ... skills. Beth Shier , NOIT Research ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: