Men: Feeling a Lack of Power Can Drive Aggression Toward Women

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Emily J. Cross, MS
School of Psychology, Science Centre
The University of Auckland
Auckland 

MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study?

Response: Aggression and violence in intimate relationships is very harmful, and unfortunately Aggression and violence in intimate relationships is very harmful, and unfortunately very common. So identifying what predicts relationship aggression and why is important. Men’s hostile sexism toward women is an established risk factor for relationship aggression, but we actually know little about why these attitudes promote relationship aggression. Understanding why helps to identify how these damaging processes may be reduced.

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