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Sex differences in physical, verbal, and indirect aggression: A review of recent research

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In the present article, recent research on sex differences in aggressive styles is reviewed. The concept of indirect aggression is particularly presented and discussed. It is argued that it is incorrect, or rather, nonsensical, to claim that males are more aggressive than females. A theory regarding the development of styles of aggressive behavior is presented.

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Björkqvist, K. Sex differences in physical, verbal, and indirect aggression: A review of recent research. Sex Roles 30, 177–188 (1994). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01420988

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  • Social Psychology
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Present Article
  • Indirect Aggression
  • Aggressive Style