Nordicvs;3317736Ha. I wonder if there's been a study to see how much stress nagging really causes... :D
Hummm...I'll havta look into that, was just goin' by personal experience...2 marriages hehe :nodding:
Nordicvs;3317658I'd be interested in seeing your info and sources on that.
Okidokie. These are notes taken from my psychology course, I think you can find most of the information in 'Psychology for AS level' third edition since I pretty much have that entire book down in flashcard form.
Stone et al (1990) found that women showed smaller increases in blood preasure than men when performing stressful tasks.
Frankenjaeuser et al (1976) found that boys showed a faster increase in stress hormones when taking an examination than did girls and that the girl's level of stress hormones returned to normal more quickly
This may mean that the Sympathetic Adrenal Medullary system (SAM) and the Hypothalmic-Pituitary-Adrenocortical axis (HPA) are more responsive in males than in females. It may also be the case that boys percieve examinations as more threatening than girls.
Hastrup, Light, and Obrist (1980) tested women's cardiovascular reactions/ Women had lower stress responses at the time in their menstrual cycle when the level of oestrogen was highest which suggests that oestrogen plays a role in stress reduction in women, helping them to cope.
Taylor et al (2000) argued that women are more likely to respond to the presence of stressors with a 'tend and befriend' behavior whereas men are more likely to respond to them with a 'flight or fight' behavior. Repetti (sumarised by Taylor) Found that when the typical father in the study came home after a stressful day he tended to respond to the stress by wanting to be left alone or when the stress was particularly acute by creating conflict with his wife or children. When the typical female had to deal with stress she was more likely to deal with her stress by interacting with her children.
Taylor et al (2000) pointed out that Oxytocin, a stress releaving hormone that makes people more sociable and is secreted by both sexes in response to stress was made less effective by male sex hormones and is made more effective by female sex hormones.
Kickass! im gonna be about 145.5 years old! lol
Why, do you have really bad periods or something? :p
SilentHitz;3317745Hummm...I'll havta look into that, was just goin' by personal experience...2 marriages hehe :nodding:
Interesting, but it doesn't explain the widening gap. In 1920, there was only 1 average year's difference; that's increased to nearly 7 years...
Have American females been developing more "stress hormones" over the last 80 or so years?
I'd say that the presence of stressors went up so the difference in coping styles produces greater results.