Researchers Explain Why Men And Women Argue (And 5 Ways to Stop)

Posted by on August 12, 2017 in Conscious Living, Relationships & Sex with 0 Comments


By Power Of Positivity

“Our study is the first to look deeper and examine reconciliation actions after romantic conflicts using evolutionary theory perspective.” – Joel Wade, Professor of Psychology, Bucknell University

Nature matters

Dr. Margaret Legato, a Columbia University professor of medicine and an expert on sexual differences, asserts:

“When the brain has been masculinized by exposure to testosterone [in the womb], it is kind of useless to say to this individual, ‘you’re a girl.’ It is the impact of testosterone that gives males the feelings that they are men.”

Of course, the same thing applies to women. Exposure to estrogen and certain genetic factors make up a woman. Same can be said for individuals with homosexual or transgender tendencies.

Legato made these remarks upon hearing the failed attempts to feminize a male child who had suffered a botched circumcision at birth. It is a tragic (and cautionary) tale. (In fact, this writer had a difficult time writing the story.)

When the child was 22 months, sex psychologists – considering the young boy’s circumstances – convinced the parents to raise him female. Despite surgery, hormone injections, and the parents best efforts, David (his self-assigned, legal name) could not become Brenda.

It was against his nature.

Nature in relationships

As we are by now well-aware, men and women are very distinct creatures. We’re born different, raised differently, and, think different. Our feelings, thoughts, emotions, and perceptions are different. Our goals, ambitions, and values are often different.

Then we get into a relationship. Maybe we grow closer, get married, and have a family. Perhaps our perceptions, values and all of that have shifted.

But have we changed our being? This question is certainly beyond the scope of this article; however, most evolutionary biologists would reply with an emphatic “No.”

Let’s take a look at what some researchers from Bucknell University found.

Researchers Explain The Best Ways to Stop An Argument

The study

The focus of Dr. Joel Wade and his team’s efforts was to determine how men and women differ regarding resolving conflict in relationships. In other words, someone screwed up and their pissed off partner is thinking about how they can “make it up to them.” We focus on the latter group.


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