Female aggression as a function of attitudes toward women

Deborah Richardson, Anne Vinsel, Stuart P. Taylor

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The aggressive behavior of female subjects who held either liberal or traditional beliefs concerning the role of women in modern society was investigated as a function of provocation by traditional or liberal male opponents. Traditional female subjects responded more aggressively than liberal females. The male opponent's attitude had no effect on female aggression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-271
Number of pages7
JournalSex Roles
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 1980
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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